Release Date: 31 October 2007
Release ID: 819
Today, Maersk Logistics, part of the A.P. Moller - Maersk Group, announced the global launch of a new carbon footprint reduction service. The new offering – the SupplyChain CarbonCheck™ - is a consulting service aimed at supporting companies in reducing carbon emissions from their supply chains. The service is the first of its kind developed by a logistics provider specifically to address global supply chains.
We recognise that global warming is one of the largest challenges of this century. Carbon emissions are the main contributor and are a key target in our efforts to provide environmentally friendly solutions.
“An increasing number of customers are showing interest in their carbon footprint from supply chain related activities and are asking us for ways to reduce it, says Henrik Ramskov, Global Head of Maersk Logistics. “Traditionally, efforts for reducing carbon emissions have focused on manufacturing processes and domestic distribution. However, for our customers involved in international sourcing, the global supply chain holds significant potential for reducing carbon emissions; potential that has so far largely gone untapped."
“With our new service offering, Maersk Logistics identifies and implements solutions for reducing carbon emissions in our customers’ supply chains, says Erling J. Nielsen, Global Head of Supply Chain Development for Maersk Logistics. “And for our customers, there are additional benefits of conducting a SupplyChain CarbonCheck™ and putting the findings into practice. In supply chains, leaner means greener. This is why reduced carbon emissions typically come along with lower overall logistics costs and maintained or even improved service levels. A win-win situation for our customers and the environment!"
Once we have calculated a customer’s current carbon footprint, we simulate carbon emissions for alternative supply chain scenarios and compare the results with the current footprint. This comparison reveals potentials for reducing carbon emissions, which we then evaluate in terms of ease of implementation and cost savings. Finally, we assist the customer in putting the recommendations into practice.
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