WWL cuts emissions by 32% in 2009

by Canadian Shipper

OSLO, Norway — Scandinavian shipping company Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics has reported that it cut greenhouse gas emissions by 32% last year.

The company said it also cut its sulphur dioxide emissions (SO2) emissions by 135,000 tonnes in a nine-year period from 2000 to 2009.

“Even in times of global economic crisis, we must continue to build value for our customers,” said Arild B. Iversen, CEO of WWL. “An efficient supply chain, with reduced environmental risks in every possible step, is one of the surest ways to cut costs while benefitting the environment.”

The figures cited above are contained in the company’s 2009 Environmental and Social Responsibility Report (www.2wglobal.com/esr).

“We are working hard to minimize our environmental footprint by working closely with our customers to reduce their carbon risk in the supply chain while creating real economic and brand value,” said Melanie Moore, global head of environment and quality for WWL. “There are many environmental challenges that we need to confront, but we will continue to be bold enough to address them by ensuring we remain an environmental forerunner.”

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