The UN's sustainability goals for innovation and infrastructure state that investments in e.g. transport and information technology are crucial to creating sustainable development.

In line with this, the ecosystem in Safe Unlock is a digital infrastructure that promotes growth, productivity and efficiency. The greatest potential for emission reduction lies in increased coordination between carriers.

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value in Safe Unlock

The UN's Sustainability Goals on Innovation and Infrastructure say that investments in transport and information technology are essential to sustainable development. In line with this, the Safe Unlock ecosystem is a digital infrastructure that promotes growth, productivity and efficiency. Because the platform is an open standard, all organizations who wish to participate can connect to the established collaborative model and join the ecosystem.  

In thjs way, Safe Unlock promotes innovation in large parts of the goods-selling and service-offering business sector, and the digital ecosystem will provide benefits to all industries involved in ordering, executing or receiving goods and services.

Safe Unlock contributes to
sustainable societal development

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Efficient transport

Safe Unlock lays the foundation for new delivery services and additional services. For example, it gets easier for any commodity-selling industry to establish home delivery services for its customers, while simplifying the implementation of clearning services and services from various craftsmen. Welfare services such as home care, transport and taxis will be given secure and controlled access. Emergency assistance provided by a doctor and other assistance personnel will always be available. Not having a physical key is no obstacle!

The sustainability potential of Safe Unlock is also related to transport work and efficient production in the transport industry. Integration of home deliveries and ordinary deliveries increases the production activity of the individual delivery person and enables better planning of transports and routes. If you also take into account the possibility of greater 24/7 utilization, Safe Unlock can contribute to corporate economic profitability as well as reduced emissions.

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Reduction in emissions

The greatest potential for emission reduction lies in increased coordination between transporters. With a sufficient number of connected users and appropriate collaboration models, the digital ecosystem can facilitate the consolidation of deliveries both to and from the consumer, thereby significantly streamlining transport work. This is related to the UN Sustainable Production Pattern (UN Sustainability Target 12), in the way that through consolidation an equal amount of transport work can be carried out with fewer resources.

Reduction in passenger journeys

The return of goods and services may further affect the everyday life of the individual consumer. Recent research indicates that home delivery can contribute to the reduction of certain types of personal travel (Bjørgen etc. 2019), and because the digital ecosystem makes it easier for consumers to receive deliveries, it can facilitate an even greater use of home delivery 

In this way, the project also meets the UN's Sustainability Target 11 on Sustainable Cities and Communities because it can help ease the pressure on transport systems to cope with increasing transport and mobility needs in cities.

Establishing empirical knowledge

The effects of home delivery on environment and climate have been documented to a very small extent. It is therefore highly uncertain to what degree the digital ecosystem contributes to the fulfillment of sustainability goals such as improving health, quality of life and slowing climate change. Thus, this project represents a significant opportunity for Norwegian research communities to establish empirical knowledge in an area, which so far haven’t been explored in depth. Comprehensive assessments of the environment and climate consequences of both transport work and travel habits provide important expertise for further work on increasingly prominent issues in transport research.