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Maersk has set itself a more ambitious target for reaching net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, bringing the deadline forward by a decade to 2040.
As previously reported, in December 2018 the company had set a goal to reach carbon neutrality by 2050.
The global shipping giant says the new targets go beyond previous efforts to reduce emissions related to the ocean fleet as they cover all direct and indirect emissions across the entire Maersk business.
‘As a global provider of end-to-end logistics services across all transport modes, it is a strategic imperative for Maersk to extend our net zero ambition to the total footprint of the business,’ said A.P. Moller – Maersk CEO, Soren Skou. ‘The science is clear, we must act now to deliver significant progress in this decade. These very ambitious targets mark our commitment to society and to the many customers who call for net zero supply chains.’
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