A Sustainable Commitment

01 Nov, 2021

The logistics sector contributes significantly to global emissions. Now, we take action for the generations to come. By joining the Exponential Roadmap Initiative and supporting the 1.5°C Business Playbook, we team up with other global companies to mitigate global warming

According to the recent IPCC* report, global temperatures keep rising. If the agreement to reach net-zero emissions targets is not met, our planet and the world economy will suffer severe consequences by 2050.

Concrete action is needed now.


Partnerships for the future

Goods are still shipped around the world, and aid and relief still have to reach the needy. Logistics solutions with low or net-zero emissions are cornerstones in a sustainable future.

The question is, how?

The answer is: in partnership with like-minded companies.

That’s why we recently joined the Exponential Roadmap Initiative and the 1.5°C Supply Chain Leaders subgroup. 60 partners and counting are coming together to explore and actively co-create sustainable solutions to decarbonize global supply chains.

Less talk. More action.

By joining forces with this growing group of global corporations, we commit to halving our CO2 emissions every decade until 2050. In actual numbers, we will reduce our emissions by 7% yearly in all scopes, i.e., including customers’ and our own buildings, cars, and electricity emissions.

The 1.5°C Business Playbook is a framework of 36 concrete science-based solutions to halving emissions by 2030 initiated by the Exponential Roadmap Initiative. By supporting the Business Playbook, we commit to taking the necessary climate actions now and helping our customers and suppliers do the same.

Martin Andersen, Global Head of ESG and Quality, elaborates:

Climate changes are real, and we need to act now. Supply chain leaders and suppliers must work together to halve emissions before 2030 and achieve net-zero emissions before 2050. That is why we now join with other global companies to pave the way for a more sustainable future together.”

Committed to limiting global warming to 1.5°C

Since 2015, we have been a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact and support the Compact’s ten principles and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In 2020, we singled out the two UN SDGs, 13 ‘Climate change’ and SDG 17, ‘Partnership for the goals’, to ensure we apply our efforts to where we can have the most impact. We further increased our climate focus by joining the Science Based Targets initiative and committed to an ambition aligned with limiting global warming to 1.5°C and reaching net-zero emissions by 2050.

In doing so, we became the first logistics provider in Denmark, and currently, one of only thirteen companies within the transport and logistics sector globally to have committed to the 1.5°C target.

*The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the United Nations body for assessing the science related to climate change.

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Martin Andersen

Global Head of Sustainability & ESG

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