Leaner means greener

Maersk Logistics, part of the A.P. Moller – Maersk Group, has launched a new carbon footprint reduction service worldwide. The new service – the SupplyChain CarbonCheck – is a consulting service aimed at supporting companies in reducing carbon emissions from their supply chains. The service is claimed to be the first of its kind developed by a logistics provider specifically to address global supply chains.

Maersk recognises that global warming is one of the largest challenges of this century. Carbon emissions are the main contributor and are a key target in its 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”, said 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,” said Erling J. Nielsen, global head of supply chain development for Maersk Logistics. “And for our customers, there are additional benefits from 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 it has calculated a customer’s current carbon footprint, the service simulates carbon emissions for alternative supply chain scenarios and compares the results with the current footprint. This comparison reveals potentials for reducing carbon emissions, which are then evaluated in terms of ease of implementation and cost savings. Finally, Maersk assists the customer in putting the recommendations into practice.

 

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