Determined to create environmentally-friendly ocean freight shipments, Lenovo, a Chinese technology giant has partnered with Maersk, a Danish shipping giant to drive this initiative.
Lenovo has chosen to use Maersk’s ECO Delivery solutions aiming to reduce its carbon footprint in transportation.
“Lenovo is fully committed to its role in helping mitigate the impact of climate change and is taking direct action with regards to how we manage services and transport solutions globally, in addition to innovative product design and the use of sustainable materials in manufacturing,” said Gareth Davies, head of global logistics at Lenovo.
In addition to its own 2030 science-based targets, Lenovo has set a goal to remove one million tons of greenhouse gas emissions from its supply chain by the Fiscal Year 2025/26.
“By combining our efforts with a leading supply chain partner as focused on sustainability as we are, enables us to further reduce our carbon emissions,” added Davies.
Maersk said that customer demand for its ECO Delivery has grown more than 170 percent year on year since its introduction in 2019. This product is an ocean transport offering that uses second-generation green biofuels, which reduce CO2 emissions by more than 80 percent, according to Maersk, which noted that in 2021, its biofuel consumption was up 156 percent mainly driven by ECO Delivery.
“We are happy to provide sustainable ocean solutions for Lenovo to further decarbonize their supply chain. Lenovo has become the first technology industry exporter in China to opt for Maersk’s low emission ECO Delivery product, and we expect the growth in sales to continue in the coming years, as customers seek to execute on strengthened sustainability targets,” commented Caroline Wu, managing director of Maersk Greater China.
In 2022, Maersk ECO Delivery will expand to third-party verified emission-reduced logistics and services products to serve customers across the value chain, according to a statement.