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Sustainable Cold Chain

While the world produces enough food to feed 10 billion people, one-third or more of it is wasted every year, resulting in more than 800 million people going hungry every day. Food waste also results in an estimated 4.4 gigatons of greenhouse gas emissions. To help overcome this global challenge and feed a growing planet, Carrier is leading the way in research and technologies that create a stronger, smarter and more connected cold chain.

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Expanding the Cold Chain

To solve any challenge, you have to know what you’re up against. Through a commitment to research, we gain a greater understanding of the causes, effects and overall impact of food waste. And most importantly, we’re able to better identify opportunities to improve the cold chain.

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.

Sustainable Solutions

We innovate to meet the growing demand for intelligent, integrated and efficient solutions that reduce energy consumption and environmental impact.

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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The next generation temperature-controlled trailer system the Vector® HE 19 combines experienced technology, like the all-electric architecture of the E-Drive with new additions designed to significantly improve performance and efficiency.

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Carrier’s advanced CO2OLtec Evo transcritical CO2 systems increase commercial refrigeration system energy efficiency using the natural refrigerant CO2, which has a Global Warming Potential of 1.

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Sensitech® - ColdStream® Food Services combines strong food industry expertise and cold chain best practices with state-of-the-art monitoring technology and analytics to help food producers, shippers and buyers ensure the quality and freshness of their food products worldwide.

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Latest Sustainable Cold Chain News

Global Food Wastage Sources:
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,