Maersk brings forward net zero target to 2040

It has set more ambitious science-based targets for the end of this decade to keep it on track

Net Hero Podcast

Maersk freight ship

Shipping company Maersk has brought its net zero target forward from 2050 to 2040, setting science-based targets for the end of this decade.

The new targets, verified by the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi), go further than its previous efforts for emissions reduction in its ocean fleets, stretching to all direct and indirect emissions across the business.

By 2030, the company is targeting a 50% reduction in its emissions per transported container in the ocean fleet and a 70% reduction from controlled terminals.

It has stated its aims should see close to five million tonnes of carbon emissions being saved each year by 2030.

CEO Soren Skou said: “As a global provider of end-to-end logistics services across all transport modes, it is a strategic imperative for Maersk to extend our net zero ambition to the total footprint of the business.

“The science is clear; we must act now to deliver significant progress in this decade. These very ambitious targets mark our commitment to society and to the many customers who call for net zero supply chains.”