Amazon’s Climate Pledge initiative has announced nearly 100 new signatories, including the first shipping company in the form of Denmark’s Maersk.
In 2019, the US online marketplace giant founded The Climate Pledge, a pledge to reach the Paris Agreement 10 years early and be carbon-free by 2040. Today, 312 organizations have signed up.
“The effects of climate change are becoming increasingly apparent in our environment and in our daily lives, and we strongly believe that the private sector must continue to innovate and collaborate across regions and industries to decarbonize the global economy. on a large scale,” Andy said. Jassy, CEO of Amazon.
In addition to reducing all direct and indirect emissions across all of its operations by 2040, Maersk has also committed to expanding its green customer offerings, including committing to reach 25% of ocean freight transported with green fuels, 90% green operations for contract logistics and cold chain and at least 30% of air cargo transported with sustainable aviation fuel by 2030.
“Solving the climate emergency and decarbonizing our customers’ supply chains is a strategic imperative for Maersk,” said Soren Skou, AP Moller – CEO of Maersk. “Therefore, in January 2021, we accelerated our decarbonization commitment to net-zero emissions by 2040, a decade ahead of our original ambitions for 2050 and the Paris Agreement. To drive the massive increase in green fuels, we all need to act now and act. If we are expected to see change this decade, we cannot afford to wait, and in this context, we look forward to joining The Climate Pledge, an opportunity to team up with some of our key customers, to learn from them and share best practices and solutions.