Maersk tracks emissions one by one
Global - Maersk Line has announced it will verify its carbon emissions independently vessel by vessel, making it the first in the industry to implement such a move.
The shipping line's efforts were applauded by Starbucks, Reuters reported. John Bauer, Starbucks' director of global transportation said being a good environmental steward was important to the company.
"Our global logistics providers can aid us in lowering the carbon footprint of our supply chain by improving their CO2 emission data. Quantified measurement and verification is a step in the right direction," Bauer said.
Lloyd's Register also complimented Maersk Line's efforts for "taking the lead in promoting transparency and credibility with regard to carbon emissions".
Maersk had previously developed customer scorecards for key clients, providing them information on the shipper's performance in several areas. CO2 emissions have now been added into the eight categories in the scorecard, allowing customers to "benchmark their monthly Maersk Line emissions against an industry average".
The shipper has aimed to reduce its carbon emissions per container moved by 25% between 2007-2020.
More than 90% of goods traded globally are traded by ship, and shipping accounts for 2.7% of global carbon emissions, data from the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development revealed.
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