Nike collaborates with container giant CMA CGM to cut maritime transport emissions, marking a valuable progress in the commitment of both companies towards sustainability.

Nike, a global powerhouse in sportswear, has embarked on a groundbreaking partnership with maritime giant CMA CGM to purchase sustainable biofuel for a part of their maritime transport.

This move will make an important contribution to the decarbonization of Nike’s supply chain.

Beginning July 1, 2023, through to May 31, 2024, Nike will use sustainable biofuel for the transportation of 36% of their volume with CMA CGM. Through this action, Nike will reduce their CO2 emissions by 25,000 tons, an important leap towards greener operations.

The ACT with CMA CGM+ initiative, launched in 2020, enables CMA’s customers to analyze their environmental footprint, reduce their carbon emissions through low-carbon alternative energies such as biofuel, LNG and biomethane, and offset residual emissions through environmental projects.

Olivier NIVOIX, executive vice president of CMA CGM Group Lines, said: “Collaborating with a key player like Nike and taking this major step towards decarbonization is an important achievement. We are confident that our success will act as a catalyst, encouraging other carriers and customers to join us on this path to accelerate the transition towards a Net Zero industry.”

This initiative is expected to reduce CO2 emissions by 25,000 tons, marking a significant step towards decarbonizing Nike’s supply chain.

Source: CMA CGM