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Evergreen Line supports Ocean Conservancy’s Arctic Shipping Pledge

By Åsa Leander, April 28, 2022
Evergreen supports the Ocean Conservancy's Artic Shipping Corporate Pledge to preserve the arctic environment and to achieve net zero carbon emissions.

Ocean Conservancy is working to protect the ocean from today’s greatest global challenges, creating a science-based solutions for a healthy ocean and the wildlife and communities that depend on it.

By joining the Arctic Shipping Corporate Pledge, which is a voluntary commitment by consumer goods and shipping logistics companies, Evergreen pledges to not send ships through the globally significant but rapidly melting sea ice and other unique habitats of the Arctic.

Although these routes can offer decreased transit times, increasing vessel traffic on Arctic shipping routes poses great risk and potentially devastating environmental impacts. The remote location, unpredictable weather conditions and largely uncharted waters are just a few factors that pose a grave risk in the event of an accident, stranding or oil spill.

Evergreen states:

“Being a company who ship goods across the globe, we acknowledge that greenhouse gas emissions from global shipping are jeopardizing the Arctic and will continue to do so even if we avoid Arctic Trans-Shipment Routes. As such, we will continue to explore ways to reduce emissions from global shipping. As companies who care deeply about climate risks already impacting or threatening Arctic peoples, sea life and ecosystems—we refuse to add to the risk of greater impact.”

Read more about the initiative on Ocean Conservancy’s website and blog.

Read more about Evergreen’s commitments within sustainability here.