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Supply chain emissions reduction pressure spreads

With JF Hillebrand the latest company to sign up to the Maersk ‘Carbon Pact’ challenge , the drive for emissions transparency and accountability across supply chain logistics is spreading.

The agreement marks a commitment between the companies to reducing CO2 emissions per container moved by 20% by 2025 from the 2016 baselines established.

The beer, wines and spirits logistics giant already look to provide transparency across their supply chain for customers stating  that shippers are demanding a better understanding of CO2 emissions.

Their carbon calculator  takes in to account the various modes of transport a shipment will use between destinations allowing customers to immediately see the emissions impact of a shipment.

 Sustainable transport is crucial for us and JF Hillebrand aims to be at the forefront of sustainable international logistics services for the beer, wine and spirits (BWS) industry in which we operate”, Bruno Cornaille, Head of Sustainable Development at JF Hillebrand

With ocean shipping is a critical part of the supply chain, there has been a number of companies that have signed up to Maersk’s  Carbon Pact Challenge since it was launched in 2014.

There is no one size fits all and the commitment is different for each partner and in line with their sustainability goals.

Some examples include:

Huawei:  18% CO2 emissions reduction per container moved by 2020 from 2016 baseline.

Agility Logistics: 20% reduction in CO2 emissions from 2016 baseline by 2020 for each container moved

Geodis: 20% reduction in CO2 emissions by 2020 from the 2015 baseline for each container moved.

Tetrapack: 45% CO2 emissions cut from the 2010 baseline by 2020 for every Tetra Pak container moved.

“Our ambition is to propel our customers’ ambitions and help them meet their business objectives with the lowest possible environmental footprint.” Mads Stensen, Senior Sustainability Advisor at Maersk Line.

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