BESTSELLER secures carbon-neutral ocean transport through new partnership with Maersk
A fully carbon-neutral transport agreement on ocean services marks another step towards BESTSELLER’s Fashion FWD ambition of becoming climate positive.
“In BESTSELLER, we are continuously exploring ways of improving our environmental footprint and we see the option of leveraging biofuel for our sea transportation as an important course of action. We are pleased to be working with Maersk to take this initial step, which we expect to be one of several on our way to ultimately realising a fully carbon neutral transportation option,” says CFO and Head of Logistics, Thomas Børglum-Jensen, BESTSELLER.
BESTSELLER has an ambitious climate strategy with clear reduction targets in line with the Paris agreement - and with the ultimate goal of becoming climate positive. Through the Science Based Targets Initiative BESTSELLER has committed to reduce absolute scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions with 50 pct. by 2030, and scope 3 GHG emissions from purchased goods and services and upstream and downstream transportation by 30 pct. over the same timeframe.
Climate change action is deeply embedded in BESTSELLER’s sustainability strategy, Fashion FWD. With the overall strategy launch in 2018, BESTSELLER set out to become climate positive and officially committed to setting science-based targets (SBT’s) on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions through the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). A company’s targets can only be validated if they are in line with the SBTi's science-based criteria, which are based on the latest climate science and the goals of the Paris Agreement. BESTSELLER’s total greenhouse gas emissions have been calculated across the full value chain and BESTSELLER’s SBTs have been approved as aligned with a 1.5°C pathway, the most ambitious goal of the Paris Agreement.
Maersk ECO Delivery
The Maersk ECO Delivery is a biofuel that is carbon neutral and manufactured from recycled sustainable biomass. It is certified as a sustainable fuel by the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) body.
“I am very proud that BESTSELLER, one of the top fashion and lifestyle groups in the world, has chosen Maersk ECO Delivery to reduce the company's carbon footprint in transportation at sea. This is a solution that makes a real difference as ECO Delivery uses sustainable biofuel to power selected Maersk-vessels and helps BESTSELLER make progress towards their ambitious sustainability goals,” said Vincent Clerc, Executive Vice President and CEO Ocean & Logistics, A.P. Moller - Maersk.
The global agreement on ECO Delivery and long-term logistics partnership between Maersk and Bestseller will enter effect as of 1st September 2021. The open-ended agreement on lifestyle logistics covers all of BESTSELLER’s global transportation requirements and includes inland logistics and CFS handling (warehousing).