Denmark-based Maersk Line and Chinese telecom solutions provider Huawei Technologies have signed a five-year carbon reduction pact.
Under the agreement, the companies will integrate their sustainability commitments to reduce Huawei’s CO2 emissions per container transported with Maersk Line by 18% starting this year through 2020.
Huawei Technologies vice-president and chief sustainability officer Alan Aicken said: “Huawei and Maersk Line share a common commitment to sustainable growth. The Carbon Pact confirms our mutual values and aspirations.”
The companies plan to develop an aligned implementation plan to operationalise the carbon pact, manage expectations, as well as track progress over time.
Maersk Line Greater China head Silvia Ding said: “For Maersk Line jointly signing a carbon pact is a milestone in our relationship with Huawei.
“The partnership enables transparency related to container transportation, ultimately moving the sustainability agenda forward in China.
“We are happy to contribute to Huawei’s ambitions to reduce emissions in their value chain, as well as to take our business relationship to the next level by bringing sustainability elements into purchasing decisions.”
Maersk Line is also signing similar agreements with other selected Chinese strategic customers in a bid to leverage its investments in energy efficiency and carbon reductions.
The agreements will also enable the company to further expand its business.
Image: Maersk Line Greater China head Silvia Ding and Huawei Technologies vice-president, chief sustainability officer Alan Aicken present the Carbon Pact certificate. Photo: courtesy of Maersk Line A/S.