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It’s time to transform the cold chain. Come along for the journey.

Right now, 1/3 of all food goes to waste. 4.4 gigatons of carbon emissions result from that waste. And nearly 800 million people go hungry each day. So how can the ways we move goods across the globe move the planet toward a better future? A smarter, more connected cold chain is the answer. And Carrier is making it possible.


Design. Enable. Deliver. We’re here for every move.

A stronger, more sustainable cold chain is a complete cold chain. So we take a holistic approach that meets customers where they are and provides solutions and services to help reach energy, carbon and food waste reduction goals.


We bring design and assessment expertise, including transport fleet electrification and fuel savings solutions, design-to-build natural refrigerant mechanical systems, thermal storage and freight-lane mapping.


We lead the way in sustainable cold chain solutions like natural refrigerant container and commercial systems that reduce food waste, save carbon emissions, and extend the world’s food supply, high-efficiency transport and commercial refrigeration products and low-GWP cold chain solutions.


We ensure recurring value through digital solutions like Carrier’s Lynx digital platform, which intelligently connects cold chain systems enabling end-to-end visibility improving sustainable operations, BluEdge connected, condition-based maintenance service and digitally enabled solutions for greenhouse gas and food waste reduction.

Sustainable Solutions: Highlights

At Carrier, we design solutions with sustainability at top of mind. Breakthroughs in efficient, electric technologies. Connected ecosystems for smarter, faster decisions. Platforms that reduce delays, costs and cargo loss. They’re all part of a portfolio that is designed – and continuously evolves – to reduce the environmental impact of the modern cold chain.

Developed in collaboration with Amazon Web Services, Lynx is a cloud-based digital offering that provides end-to-end visibility across the cold chain, helping to improve efficiency and reduce loss.

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Carrier Transicold has reaffirmed its commitment to reducing emissions, improving sustainability and increasing efficiency across the transport sector with the first fully autonomous, all-electric engineless refrigerated trailer system, the Vector eCool™.

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PowerCO2OL™ is Carrier Commercial Refrigeration’s most powerful refrigeration rack, combining sustainable CO2 refrigeration that can achieve up to 30% energy savings.

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The ComfortPro® electric auxiliary power unit (APU) provides drivers emission-free high performance cab climate control.

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Carrier Transicold’s NaturaLINE® container refrigeration unit is the first in the world to provide highly efficient refrigeration using CO2 as a refrigerant, reducing emissions by up to 28% compared with previous equipment.

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A stronger cold chain changes everything.

Climate change. Hunger. Global health. A stronger, more connected cold chain can go a long way in addressing it all. Carrier is here for the challenges, and we’re committed to research and understand to find every opportunity to help solve them.

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Global Partnerships

It takes more than one company or industry working on its own to succeed in expanding the cold chain. That’s why we bring together brilliant minds from around the globe and across disciplines to discuss, debate and inspire. Together, we’ve made incredible progress – and we’re making food waste part of the global dialogue.

Latest Sustainable Cold Chain News

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CBD/UNEP (2010) Global Biodiversity Outlook 3
Clay, J. (2004) World Agriculture and the Environment: A Commodity-by-Commodity Guide to Impacts and Practices Island Press.
European Union Data,
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Food Wastage Footprint Impacts on Natural Resources, 2013.
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, The State of Food Insecurity in the World, 2014.
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, The State of Food Insecurity in the World, 2015.
Food Losses and Waste in the Context of Sustainable Food Systems: A Report by The High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition, 2014.
IPCC (2007) Climate Change 2007: Synthesis Report. Contribution of Working Groups I, II and III to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs. (2015, July 29). World Population Projected to Reach 9.7 Billion by 2050.
UN FAO, Food Wastage Footprint & Climate Change, 2015,
U.S. and World Population Clock,