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Koninklijke Van Wijhe Verf joins forces with GoodShipping to decarbonise its ocean freight

Koninklijke Van Wijhe Verf, a global supplier of coatings and colourants, joins forces with the world-first sustainable cargo initiative GoodShipping to decarbonise the company’s ocean freight of all incoming raw materials through the application of sustainable marine biofuel. Koninklijke Van Wijhe Verf, known for its portfolio of brands including Wijzonol, Ralston, Rebel Paints and SolidLux, becomes the latest company to join GoodShipping in an effort to achieve a zero-carbon supply chain.

100% CO2 well-to-exhaust reduction

Under the partnership, GoodShipping will facilitate a switch to biofuel for the company’s cargo shipments, therefore providing KoninklijkeVan Wijhe Verf with a simple, easy and affordable means of cutting Scope 3 emissions. The use of sustainable marine biofuel allows Koninklijke Van Wijhe Verf to achieve a 100% CO2 well-to-exhaust reduction within its supply chain.

Ambition to be completely carbon-neutral  by 2025

The move matches efforts that Koninklijke Van Wijhe Verf has taken to make its product portfolio sustainable. In 2012, the organisation launched its first sustainable indoor wall paint and has remained at the forefront of the development of innovative biobased paint technology. As the first chemical company in the world with a B Corp certificate, Koninklijke Van Wijhe Verf is a real sustainable frontrunner in the paint industry sector. Today’s announcement also supports Koninklijke Van Wijhe Verf’s ambitions to be completely carbon-neutral  by 2025, including its ocean freight transportation.

Biofuels from GoodFuels

The biofuels used for this partnership are provided by marine biofuels pioneer GoodFuels. All GoodFuels’ biofuels are sustainably sourced and completely derived from residues and waste oil products. The biofuels are also verified by an independent sustainability board of leading academics and NGOs in the transport sectors.

We’re delighted to be working with GoodShipping to reduce the environmental impact of our transport operationsWith this new partnership, we hope to create a snowball effect. Ultimately, it has to come from the shipping companies themselves, but we aspire to be sustainability pioneers like GoodShipping, and aim to inspire more companies to follow this path.
Marlies van Wijhe – CEO Koninklijke Van Wijhe Verf