BOTH COMPANIES ASPIRE TO REDUCE CO2 EMISSIONS PER CONTAINER MOVED BY 20% UNTIL 2025, PROMOTE TRANSPARENCY & BENCHMARKING IN CONTAINER SHIPPING AND MAKE OTHER EFFORTS TO FURTHER PROMOTE SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION SOLUTIONS.
Bruno Cornaille (Head of Sustainable Development – JF Hillebrand) and Bruce Marshall (Head of Key Client Forwarders – Maersk Line) signing the Carbon Pact at the Vinexpo Trade Fair in Bordeaux.
As companies increasingly recognise the importance of incorporating sustainability aspirations into their business activities, Maersk Line, world’s largest container carrier and JF Hillebrand, international service provider specialised in the logistics beer, wine and spirits, formalise 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.
Joining forces for greater impact
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. We highlight this in our relationships with customers, suppliers and other business partners”, says Mads Stensen, Senior Sustainability Advisor at Maersk Line. “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 (BWS) industry in which we operate”, shares 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.”
About Maersk Line
Maersk Line is the world’s largest container shipping company, known for reliable, flexible and eco-efficient services. We provide ocean transportation in all parts of the world. We serve our customers through 306 offices in 114 countries. We employ 7,800 seafarers and 21,800 land-based employees and operate 639 container vessels. We market our services through the Maersk Line, Safmarine, SeaLand (Intra-Americas), MCC Transport (Intra- Asia) and Seago Line (Intra-Europe) brands.
Maersk Line is part of A.P. Moller – Maersk, an integrated transport & logistics company with multiple brands and a global leader in container shipping and ports. Including a stand-alone Energy division, the company employs roughly 88,000 employees across operations in 130 countries.
About JF Hillebrand
JF Hillebrand is part of JF Hillebrand Group is a privately owned company, headquartered in Mainz, Germany. The company is an international service provider specialised in the logistics of beer, wine and spirits, industrial bulk and keg supply chain management for the beer industry.
The Group employs 2500 people across 58 offices around the world. Presence in 91 countries, 1.1 billion € turnover in 2016.