JF Hillebrand And Maersk Line Sign Carbon Pact - Global Trade Magazine
  June 26th, 2017 | Written by

JF Hillebrand And Maersk Line Sign Carbon Pact

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  • Carbon pact seeks to promote transparency and benchmarking in container shipping.
  • Carbon pact seeks to promote sustainable transportation solutions.
  • UN Global Compact encourages businesses to adopt sustainable and socially responsible policies.

As companies increasingly recognize the importance of incorporating sustainability aspirations into their business activities, Maersk Line, world’s largest container carrier and JF Hillebrand, international service provider specialized in the logistics of beer, wine and spirits, formalized their joint commitments by signing the Carbon Pact.

The document confirms JF Hillebrand’s and Maersk Line’s mutual values and ambitions for achieving sustainable growth and represents a tangible commitment to reduce the impact from JF Hillebrand’s shipments with Maersk Line. At the same time, it is an ambition to jointly drive sustainability improvements in ocean shipping, which is a critical part of JF Hillebrand’s supply chain.

Both companies have a long track record of engaging in initiatives to limit the environmental impact of their activities, such as the United Nations Global Compact initiative, which encourages businesses worldwide to adopt sustainable and socially responsible policies. The Carbon Pact gives a framework for joint efforts and sets new standards for sustainability aspirations in the transportation industry.

“As an enabler and facilitator of global trade and economic development, Maersk Line is committed to conducting our business in a responsible manner, respecting the wider economic, social and environmental impact of our activities,” said Mads Stensen, Senior Sustainability Advisor at Maersk Line. “We highlight this in our relationships with customers, suppliers and other business partners. Our ambition is to propel our customers’ ambitions and help them meet their business objectives with the lowest possible environmental footprint.”

“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 industry in which we operate,” said Bruno Cornaille, Head of Sustainable Development at JF Hillebrand, who represented the company at the signing ceremony. “We continue to make strides in reducing our own environmental impact as climate change is a global issue.”