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  July 27th, 2016 | Written by

Maersk Line Signs Carbon Pact in Asia

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  • Agreement is to reduce Huawei’s emissions per container transported by Maersk by 18 percent from 2016 to 2020.
  • Huawei exec: “Huawei and Maersk Line share a common commitment to sustainable growth.”
  • Maersk exec: Partnership moves the sustainability agenda forward in China.

Maersk Line has signed a five-year carbon reduction pact with Huawei Technologies, a global telecommunications solutions provider and the world’s third largest mobile phone manufacturer.

The agreement integrates both companies’ sustainability commitments to reduce Huawei’s CO2 emissions per container transported with Maersk Line by 18 percent from 2016 to 2020.

“Huawei and Maersk Line share a common commitment to sustainable growth,” said Alan Aicken, vice president and chief sustainability officer at Huawei Technologies. “The carbon pact confirms our mutual values and aspirations.”

“The partnership enables transparency related to container transportation, ultimately moving the sustainability agenda forward in China,” said Silvia Ding, head of Maersk Line in Greater China. “We are happy to contribute to Huawei’s ambitions to reduce emissions in their value chain, as well as to take our business relationship to the next level by bringing sustainability elements into purchasing decisions.”

“One of the reasons for Huawei’s success is that we are helping them protect their reputation as a trusted brand with a contract that has on-time delivery and proactive, dedicated customer service as its top priorities” said Daisy Yuan, Huawei Key Client Manager in Greater China. “The key to Huawei’s success is positioning itself as an innovator and thought leader in its field of expertise. To maintain this status amongst its customers, Huawei has taken the next step by signing a strategic carbon pact with Maersk Line.”

An aligned implementation plan will be developed to operationalize the carbon pact, manage expectations, and track progress over time.

Maersk Line is driving similar agreements with other selected strategic customers in China with the purpose of leveraging its investments in energy efficiency and carbon reductions and to create further opportunities to expand its business.