Cargill will cooperate with four NGOs to promote sustainability initiatives and enhance accountability across the ocean shipping industry. Through these collaborations, the company is aiming to spearhead industry-wide progress toward safer and more efficient international shipping.
Cargill wants to expand to agriculture, food and nutrition sector to help achieve the United Nations Global Compact’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), by supporting a voluntary initiative to implement universal sustainability principles.
“The maritime industry must be bold, ambitious and progressive to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and marine pollution. We are taking on these significant challenges with our partners, while also focusing on shorter-term efficiency targets to ensure shipping continues to be one of the most sustainable and cost-effective methods of international transportation for most goods,” Jan Dieleman, president of Cargill’s ocean transportation business, mentioned.
Namely, Cargill will partner with the following NGOs:
- The Global Maritime Forum
- The North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA)
- The Maritime Anti-Corruption Network
- The Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA)
With these partnerships Cargill aims to promote a more sustainable ocean transportation, Anda Cristescu, operations director and sustainability lead for Cargill’s ocean transportation business, said, adding that all the parties can make considerable progress toward sustainability targets and advance the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals around climate change, biodiversity, inclusion and diversity and ethical business in the shipping industry.