Cargill demonstrates progress against critical sustainability goals
Published by Jessica Casey,
At Cargill, sustainability is written into the company’s purpose - and woven into core operations including investment priorities, organisational structure and resource allocation. The company recently outlined progress against sustainability goals in critical supply chains including ocean transportation. With a focus on advancing progress on climate change, the company is working across every supply chain to drive sustainable production, transportation and operations.
“The call for radical transparency is increasing. More than ever, our customers and consumers want to understand the story behind the products they buy,” said Jill Kolling, Vice President of Global Sustainability, Cargill. “By investing and partnering on solutions to enhance transparency in the food system, we can deliver meaningful and sustainable impact on the ground and increase consumer confidence.”
Over the past year, the company has adopted global sustainability efforts to more quickly advance progress. The company established a science-based commitment to reduce supply chain emissions by 30% by 2030, a bold climate commitment to reinforce support of the Paris Climate Commitment.
Cargill is bringing increased transparency to the maritime sector and has been one of the first to publish an annual corporate responsibility report since 2017. The company has been transparent about its learning process along the way, which includes recognising the need for a standard greenhouse gas emissions reporting process that will become the industry norm.
As part of this, the company is playing a lead role in designing the Global Maritime Forum’s charterers response to the Poseidon Principles – a workstream that has been tasked with developing such a process.
Cargill also continues to reduce its CO2 emissions by operating a more energy-efficient fleet and by retrofitting energy-saving devices onboard some of its vessels and, over the last two years, has reduced its aggregated gross CO2 emissions by approximately 800 000 t.
2019 was an important year for Cargill’s Ocean Transportation business as the company launched a number of initiatives and partnerships to bring energy-reducing solutions both to Cargill’s fleet and customers. These include Project Njord with Maersk Tankers and Mitsui & Co. (to bring turn-key energy-saving solutions to the market), and the growth of its parcelling business.
Read the article online at: https://www.drybulkmagazine.com/shipping/05062020/cargill-demonstrates-progress-against-critical-sustainability-goals/
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