A.P. Moller – Maersk today announced the signing of a fully carbon-neutral transport agreement on ocean services with BESTSELLER. The open-ended agreement on lifestyle logistics covers all of BESTSELLERs global transportation requirements and includes inland logistics and CFS handling (warehousing).
“I am very pleased 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.
BESTSELLER has an ambitious climate strategy with clear reduction targets in line with the Paris agreement with the ultimate goal of becoming climate positive. BESTSELLER has through the Science Based Targets Initiative 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.
“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 realizing a fully carbon neutral transportation option,” says CFO and Head of Logistics, Thomas Børglum-Jensen, Bestseller.
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.
The global agreement on ECO Delivery and long-term logistics partnership between Maersk and BESTSELLER will enter effect as of 1st September 2021.
A.P. Moller – Maersk is an integrated container logistics company working to connect and simplify its customers’ supply chains. As the global leader in shipping services, Maersk operates in 130 countries and employs roughly 80,000 people.
BESTSELLER is an international, family-owned fashion company with a strong foundation. With a range of more than 20 individual fashion brands, BESTSELLER provides fashion clothing and accessories for women, men, teenagers and children around the world.
As one of Europe´s largest fashion companies, BESTSELLER´s products are available online, in about 2,600 branded chain stores, 15,000 multi-brand and in department stores across Europe, The Middle East, North America, Latin America, Australia and India. BESTSELLER Fashion Group China is an independent company designing its own collections for more than 7,000 stores in China.