Maersk Line signs first carbon pact in Asia

By Curious

On 30 June, Maersk Line signed a five-year carbon reduction pact with Huawei Technologies, a global leading telecom solutions provider and the world’s third largest mobile phone manufacturer.

The key to Huawei’s success is positioning itself as an innovator and thought leader in its field of expertise. To maintain this status amongst its customers, Huawei has taken the next step by signing a strategic carbon pact with Maersk Line.

This agreement integrates both companies’ sustainability commitments to reduce Huawei’s CO2 emissions per container transported with Maersk Line by 18% from 2016 to 2020.

“Huawei and Maersk Line share a common commitment to sustainable growth. The Carbon Pact confirms our mutual values and aspirations,” says Alan Aicken, Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer at Huawei Technologies.

This commitment was first validated in September 2015, when Huawei honoured Maersk Line with their ‘Sustainability Excellence Award’ as a symbol of the strategic relationship.

Head of Maersk Line Greater China Silvia Ding and Huawei Technologies Vice President, Chief Sustainability Officer Alan Aicken present the Carbon Pact certificate.

Head of Maersk Line Greater China Silvia Ding and Huawei Technologies Vice President, Chief Sustainability Officer Alan Aicken present the Carbon Pact certificate.

Head of Maersk Line Greater China Silvia Ding shares how this is a win-win solution for both parties: “For Maersk Line jointly signing a carbon pact is a milestone in our relationship with Huawei. The partnership enables transparency related to container transportation, ultimately moving the sustainability agenda forward in China. We are happy to contribute to Huawei’s ambitions to reduce emissions in their value chain, as well as to take our business relationship to the next level by bringing sustainability elements into purchasing decisions.”

A long-term deal earned with time
The Carbon Pact with Huawei does not stand alone. In November last year, Maersk Line was also given the praise of being “the excellent core partner” in their annual Core Partner’s Convention.

“One of the reasons for Huawei’s success is that we are helping them protect their reputation as a trusted brand with a contract that has on-time delivery and proactive, dedicated customer service as its top priorities” states Daisy Yuan, Huawei Key Client Manager in Greater China.

Continuing to strengthen the relationship

These achievements are the results of hard work and team effort by the Key Client Team in China and clusters across the globe.
An aligned implementation plan will be developed to operationalize the carbon pact, manage expectations and track progress over time.

Maersk Line is driving similar agreements with other selected strategic customers in China. This is with the purpose of leveraging on its investments in energy efficiency and carbon reductions and to create further opportunities to expand its business.

Source: Maersk