Together, making zero carbon shipping a reality
Sustainable shipping not only drives our ocean transportation business, it’s also our core purpose. Every day and in everything we do, we’re working to make shipping safer, greener and more responsible - both across our operations and the wider maritime industry.
Full steam ahead on decarbonization
Reducing carbon emissions across the shipping sector is a complex process and requires systematic implementation at scale. It will be a big job with a significant price tag. During this process, Cargill wants to be a catalyst for change, leveraging our position at the center of the value chain to drive positive change.
We’re investing significant sums in wind-assisted propulsion and green methanol fuel, not only because we want to shoulder our fair share of the risks with our commercial partners, but because we know that once these technologies prove their commercial value, the barriers for wider adoption will come down.
Behind the scenes, we’re:
- collaborating with customers to help them understand their carbon footprints and find ways to reduce them,
- working with owners to install power-saving devices on their ships and we’re financing these measures,
- playing an active role in creating the world’s first fully climate-aligned shipping lanes, known as green corridors.
There are many things that can be done right now, without any exotic new inventions. If our industry uses the remainder of this decade to implement these technologies at scale, we will see emissions from shipping begin to fall sharply in the 2030s. Together we can make zero carbon shipping a reality.
Explore our progress
Decarbonizing shipping is not a linear process, and neither is Cargill’s approach toward these 2050 industry targets, with short-, medium-, and long-term goals.
Learn about Cargill’s decarbonization journey by exploring our Decarbonization Reports.
Innovative decarbonization solutions: What we can do today
If we’re smart about working together across our industry, we can start reducing fuel usage, costs and carbon emissions right away.
Cargill is leading the way with innovative wind-assisted propulsion, green methanol fuel and sustainable biofuels.
Committed to building safe, responsible and sustainable supply chains
At Cargill, our Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) commitment is all about creating a more sustainable world. Every day, our teams around the world bring their passion and expertise to build supply chains that have a positive impact on people, our customers, and the planet we share. Read Cargill’s global ESG report for 2022 to find out more.
Below are some highlights of how Cargill is helping create a more sustainable maritime industry.