A.P. Moller – Maersk (Maersk) has been named amongst the most recent signatories of Amazon’s Climate Pledge.
Amazon and Global Optimism have announced that Maersk is one of over 300 companies have now signed on to the Climate Pledge.
The scheme calls on companies and organisations across the world to be net zero carbon across their business by the year 2040, ten years ahead of the Paris agreement.
Software developer SAP and North American timberland company Weyerhaeuser were some of the other recent signees.
By joining the Climate Pledge, Maersk has agreed to:
- Measure and report greenhouse gas emissions on a regular basis.
- Implement decarbonisation strategies in line with the Paris Agreement through real business changes and innovations, including efficiency improvements, renewable energy, materials reductions, and other carbon emission elimination strategies.
- Neutralise any remaining emissions with additional, quantifiable, real, permanent, and socially beneficial offsets to achieve net-zero annual carbon emissions by 2040.
“The effects of climate change are becoming more and more apparent in our surroundings and daily lives, and we firmly believe that the private sector must continue to innovate and collaborate across regions and industries in order to decarbonise the global economy at scale,” said Andy Jassy, Amazon CEO.
“It’s an encouraging sign that more than 300 businesses have now signed The Climate Pledge, which commits them to confronting climate change head-on by incorporating real business changes that will make a lasting impact on our planet. We can only do it together.”
Maersk has already made great strides towards reducing its carbon emissions, providing green customer offerings across the supply chain, including Maersk ECO Delivery.
Amazon began participating in this service in 2020 and helped reduced Maersk’s emissions by 20 KTonnes of CO2 in 2021.
“Solving the climate emergency and decarbonising our customers’ supply chains is a strategic imperative for Maersk,” added Soren Skou, CEO of A.P. Moller–Maersk.
“Hence, back in January 2021 we accelerated our decarbonisation commitment to net-zero emissions by 2040—a decade ahead of our initial 2050 ambitions and the Paris Agreement. To drive the massive scale-up of green fuels, we all must move now and take action.
“If we are meant to see changes this decade, we cannot afford to wait, and in that context, we look forward to joining The Climate Pledge, an opportunity to team up with some of our major customers, learn from them, and share best practices and solutions.”
PortXchange became the first shipping software company to join the pledge back in September 2021.