Press release

Mölnlycke sets sail with ocean biofuel: A step towards greener logistics

10 Jul, 2024

Longstanding partners, Mölnlycke Health Care and Scan Global Logistics (SGL), have entered an agreement for the purchase and deployment of ocean biofuel covering trade lanes from Asia to Europe to further reduce carbon emissions. This decision supports the global MedTech company's commitment to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and reaching Net Zero by 2050 at the latest.

For over 15 years, Scan Global Logistics has had a close global partnership with Mölnlycke, marked by a shared focus on supply chain optimisation and mitigating GHG emissions associated with maritime transportation. In recent years, this collaboration has seen a heightened emphasis on sustainability initiatives, culminating in exploring actions to reduce environmental impact, which resulted in the company now buying ocean biofuel.

Eric de Kesel, COO & EVP Sustainability, Mölnlycke, elaborates on this decision:

“We are committed to driving our sustainability efforts forward, and we firmly believe we can reduce emissions while maintaining the quality of our business operations. The partnership with Scan Global Logistics to purchase a significant amount of biofuel for our ocean shipments is important and beneficial from a business, economic, and environmental standpoint, particularly for our Asia-Europe routes.”


Striking a balance: Sustainable and economical solutions in logistics

Both companies recognise the importance of offering tangible solutions to address climate change-related concerns, anchoring their collaboration in a mutual commitment to push for positive change.

Kim Fischer, Corporate EVP, Global Sales & Corporate Strategic Accounts in Scan Global Logistics, reinforces this commitment:

Mölnlycke is very important to us, and our relationship dates back over a decade. This initiative underlines the dynamic and innovative approach that both companies are investing in a successful business collaboration. Further sustainability initiatives have already been discussed with Mölnlycke, and we value such entrepreneurship, which aligns with our business approach.”

Marc Bach Spangsberg Sørensen, Global Head of Program Management at Scan Global Logistics, continues:

”We are dedicated to expanding the portfolio of relevant products offered to our customers in an ever-changing world. Through strategic collaborations, we promote the agenda for alternative fuel types, contributing to the long-term transition to low-emission transport solutions.”

Central to this collaboration is the ability to provide customers like Mölnlycke with accessible, measurable, and ready-for-use products that facilitate GHG emission reduction. By leveraging biofuel for ocean freight, SGL aims to deliver environmental and economic benefits through cost-effective pricing structures.


Partnerships as drivers for positive change

Martin Andersen, Global Head of Sustainability & ESG at Scan Global Logistics, is excited about the collective courage among companies which will support the demand for ocean biofuel and actual emission reductions:

”It is paramount and uplifting to see responsible companies drive their decarbonisation journey. It is a challenge, but we all must contribute and support each other with collaboration across industries and supply chains, which is essential to making progress. The window for meaningful change is closing; now is the time to drive collective courage for a low-carbon future.”

In conclusion, this partnership for ocean biofuel represents a positive step towards low-carbon logistics.

While navigating the complexities of modern logistics, collaborations like these serve as examples of optimism and pave the way towards a more sustainable future for the industry.


About Mölnlycke

Mölnlycke Health Care is a world-leading MedTech company that specialises in innovative solutions for wound care and surgical procedures. Mölnlycke products and solutions are used daily by hospitals, health care providers and patients in over 100 countries around the world. Founded in 1849, Mölnlycke is owned by Investor AB and headquartered in Sweden.

Mölnlycke’s vision to become a leader in sustainable healthcare is implemented through the sustainability roadmap 2030, WeCare, which focuses on creating shared value for all stakeholders.


About Scan Global Logistics

Scan Global Logistics has a defined purpose of uncomplicating the world of logistics every day. As a full-service logistics provider, the company has a global track record to prove it. SGL offers end-to-end logistics solutions with a broad range of services across air, ocean, rail, road, warehousing or any combination thereof. 

Deeply rooted in the company's DNA is a 'can-do-attitude' to see every challenge as an opportunity to do more, better, and learn. With a global network spanning six continents and over 3600 employees across +180 offices, the company works closely together to offer worldwide customised solutions. While doing so, SGL insists on creating a meaningful workplace rooted in the company's guiding virtues of Respect, Integrity, Entrepreneurship and Fun. For further information, visit and LinkedIn.

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