Moët Hennessy, the world’s leading luxury wines and spirits company, has joined Clean Cargo, a global initiative dedicated to sustainable shipping, and is continuing its initiative in this area.
Through this new partnership, Moët Hennessy continues its commitment to the “Living Soils Living Together” programme, in particular by taking new measures for more sustainable transport.
Moët Hennessy has been using the sea for several years to ship its products, which is one of the most environmentally friendly modes of transport today.
However, this mode of transport still contributes to global warming, as well as air and water pollution. This is why Moët Hennessy and the Clean Cargo working group are actively committed to minimising pollution, maximising energy efficiency and protecting marine biodiversity.
“We look forward to working with Moët Hennessy as part of our collaborative effort to decarbonise shipping. Together, we can send strong market signals that demonstrate the strategic value of sustainability within freight operations,” said Sarah Mouriño, BSR’s director of transportation and green freight.
Over the past five years, Moët Hennessy’s shipping has accounted for 85-90% of its shipments and nearly a third of its total CO2 emissions (about 10% for road transport and <1% for air transport).
“We are fortunate to export our products around the world and it has always been a priority for us to do so in the most environmentally friendly way possible. Refining our supply chain has enabled us to have 87% of our shipments by sea freight from 2020. The partnership with Clean Cargo is a testament to our commitment to further improve our shipping practices for more sustainable transport solutions.” explains Alain Doudard, supply chain director, Moët Hennessy.
Clean Cargo is a business-to-business leadership initiative founded in 2004 by BSR. BSR’s global network includes more than 80 members of the shipping industry, all committed to reducing the environmental impact of global freight transport and promoting responsible shipping.
It is worth noting that Clean Cargo members have managed to reduce CO2 emissions per container transported by 9.6% between 2015 and 2018, and by 5.6% between 2018 and 2019.
Clean Cargo also offers companies the opportunity to discover the latest innovations and best practices in shipping. State-of-the-art measurement tools are also available to track and monitor the environmental impact of sea freight.
“Thanks to the work of our teams over many years to promote maritime transport, we have controlled the CO2 emissions linked to the transport of our products. Thanks to this partnership, we will be able to better measure these CO2 emissions from one port to another and find solutions to further reduce our overall carbon footprint,” said Sandrine Sommer, Chief Sustainability Officer, Moët Hennessy.
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