FrieslandCampina joins forces with cargo-owners for more sustainable shipping

16 June 2015

The main focus of this joint approach to more sustainable shipping will be to create momentum for further improvements and drive more collaboration on sustainability initiatives in the shipping sector.

FrieslandCampina, AB InBev, Akzo Nobel, DSM and Huntsman are joining forces to contribute to the realization of more sustainable shipping within the BICEPS-Network (Boosting Initiatives for Collaborative Emission-reduction with the Power of Shippers)

Joint and sustainable approach

The companies intend to develop a common and concurrent approach to sustainability in their procurement of ocean-freight and consequent selection of carriers. They will share best practices and take an active role in the sustainability dialogues between shippers and carriers. FrieslandCampina is aiming for climate neutral growth throughout the chain. Also the commitment to the sustainability of our ocean freight fits in.

Success factors

Sharing, learning and joint efforts are the key success factors to maximize and speed up the overall impact, especially within supply chain and logistics. The BICEPS-network partners together represent a significant amount of shipping demand that can be used to give a boost to change in the right direction. These cargo-owners have chosen to leverage their forces, on stimulating sustainable shipping, together with Pure Birds, a well-known catalyst for creating sustainable impact, based on the power of demand.