Nestlé has formed an agreement with CMA CGM to adopt the shipping carriers low-carbon transport solution, ACT WITH CMA CGM+.
Nestlé now transports 100 per cent of its CMA CGM volumes with BIOFUEL+, a biofuel produced from organic waste that generates 84 per cent fewer carbon emissions.
This collaboration is set to enable Nestlé to avoid 70,000 tonnes of CO2 per year and considerably reduce its annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions linked to shipping.
Launched in 2020, ACT WITH CMA CGM+ low-carbon range has been designed to support the Group’s customers accelerate their energy transition, CMA CGM reported.
The offer enables customers to analyse their environmental footprint, reduce carbon emissions through cleaner alternative energies, and offset residual emissions through environmental projects.
“Reaching net zero requires changing many aspects of how we source, make, and distribute our products,” said Stephanie Hart Nestlé’s Global Head of Operations.
“The agreements we’ve signed with CMA CGM will help reduce emissions with immediate impact on our carbon footprint and lay the first stone for further partnerships to decarbonise shipping and distribution.”
“This agreement with Nestlé is one of the first of its kind, whereby shippers and beneficial cargo owners commit to decarbonising all shipping emissions,” said Christine Cabau-Woehrel Executive Vice President Group Operations and Assets.