On 26 August, G2 Ocean launched a new carbon offset program for its customers to help them reduce their carbon footprint.
As part of its environmental ambitions, G2 Ocean is launching a new service for its customers allowing them to digitally offset the emissions of their shipments by choosing to fund one or multiple trusted climate projects.
“We are delighted to be launching our carbon offset program to help our customers reduce their carbon footprint,” says Jonathan Harcourt, Director of Innovation and Business Improvement at G2 Ocean.
He has developed the carbon offset program together with other members of the Innovation team and Henning Rebnord, ESG and Decarbonisation Manager at G2 Ocean.
The introduction of the carbon offset program is a step for G2 Ocean toward its ambitious targets of becoming a net-zero emissions company by 2050 and offering customers net-zero transport options by 2022.
“Both G2 Ocean and our customers are eager to reduce our environmental footprint. With this new service, we make it easy and secure for our customers to do so,” Jonathan says.
The carbon offset program will be available for G2 Ocean’s customers from 26 August through the digital customer platform, MyG2.
By choosing to offset shipping emissions, the customer agrees to purchase credits for certified carbon offset projects offered through G2 Ocean’s internationally recognised carbon offsetting partner Chooose.
G2 Ocean only supports certified projects that reduce, avoid, or remove greenhouse gas emissions from the atmosphere.
“Some people may argue that carbon offsetting is a method to shift the moral responsibility of reducing emissions to others. What is your comment on that?”
“Of course, the ideal solution would be to reduce emissions at the source, but where this is not practical in the short-term, at least carbon offsetting makes a positive difference – it supports economies in the developing world and is an effective tool to achieve net zero in the long term by helping to establish the infrastructure and develop the technologies needed,” Jonathan says.
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