UN Global Compact, is a UN initiative, including the Norwegian Government and partner companies, launching the Business Action Platform for Oceans, that enables companies for the first time to take a leading role in addressing ocean sustainability. The platform will be formally based in the UN Global Compact, the private sector initiative of the UN. 

CMA CGM will lead the path towards the shipping industry's goals concerning the environment and will enable the Group to commit to trade focusing more on the respect of human rights, climate and the environment.

Moreover, the Group will also participate to the Business Action Platform for the Ocean, a technical issue dedicated to marine issues and the Sustainable Ocean Principles. Through its participation, the Group will bring to the table its expertise and know how on initiatives and also set on the agenda of the Global Compact work programme several matters, aiming to the acceleration of the energy transition of industry and strengthen ocean protection.

In line with its environmental goals, the Group has managed to reduce its CO2 emissions per container transported by 50% in the timeframe of 2005-2015, while also set a new target of additionally reducing its emissions by 30% until 2025.

Additionally, the Global Compact participation will help the Group continue its actions in the environmental sector, improving its goals.

Up to now, CMA CGM has managed to:

  1. Use of LNG for large capacity vessels. By the end of 2022, the CMA CGM Group will have 20 LNG-powered vessels;
  2. None of its vessels will use the Northern Sea Routes in order to preserve the fragile and unique ecosystems of the Arctic.
  3. The world's first partnership to successfully test a latest-generation biofuel, made from recycled vegetable oils and forest residues, that reduces CO2 emissions by 80% over the entire life cycle. Test carried out in partnership with IKEA and Good Fuel;
  4. The development of numerous advanced eco-technologies on the Group's fleet to improve its performance and reduce energy consumption.
  5. The creation of a Fleet Center to which all the Group's vessels (506) are connected 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; this unique system in the maritime transport industry makes it possible to optimize shipping routes in order to combine operational efficiency, safety and fuel consumption optimization, thus reducing CO2 emissions.