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Ship It Zero coalition applauds Mammut’s zero-emissions shipping commitment

Ship It Zero coalition members Stand.earth and Pacific Environment applaud Swiss outdoor gear brand Mammut’s new industry-leading climate commitment. The commitment “sets the bar in the fashion industry for a rapid and necessary transition to zero-emissions maritime shipping.

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 Ship It Zero coalition members Stand.earth and Pacific Environment are applauding Swiss outdoor gear brand Mammut’s new industry-leading climate commitment, calling attention to the company’s pledge to transition to zero-emissions shipping vessels by 2030, and an additional initiative to shift to ocean cargo shipping carriers that have adopted slow steaming — deliberately slowing the speed of cargo ships to reduce fuel consumption — to help reduce carbon emissions in the interim.

The 47-page document, titled “Mammut’s Journey Toward Net Zero”, was posted recently on Mammut’s website. The commitment to zero-emissions vessels by 2030 is part of Mammut’s “climate and clean energy” commitments listed on page 6, and the commitment on slow steaming is outlined in the “greener shipping” initiatives on page 21.

The Ship It Zero coalition also commends Mammut for increased transparency in its maritime shipping import and exports for listing its 2020 carriers on page 45 of the commitment.

In response to the commitment, Stand.earth and Pacific Environment release the following statement:

“Mammut’s industry-leading climate commitment sets the bar in the fashion industry for a rapid and necessary transition to zero-emissions maritime shipping. The latest IPCC report warns we are at ‘code red for humanity,’ and illustrates the urgency with which we need polluting industries like fashion and shipping to clean up their acts,” said Gary Cook, Global Climate Campaigns Director at Stand.earth.

“Mammut’s commitment shows that companies have the power to end their maritime freight pollution. Now we are calling on Mammut’s competitors VF Corporation and Patagonia — as well as cargo shipping giants IKEA, Target, Amazon, and Walmart — to take similar steps to clean up their ocean shipping footprint,” said Madeline Rose, Climate Campaign Director for Pacific Environment.