G2 Ocean launches carbon offset program
Bergen-headquartered breakbulk shipping major, G2 Ocean is launching a new carbon offset program for its customers enabling them to digitally offset the emissions of their shipments by choosing to fund one or multiple trusted climate projects.
As part of its environmental ambitions, G2 Ocean is introducing a new carbon offset program to its customers enabling them to digitally offset the emissions of their shipments by choosing to fund one or multiple trusted climate projects.
The carbon offset program will be available for G2 Ocean’s customers through the company’s digital customer platform, MyG2.
By offsetting shipping emissions, the customer agrees to purchase credits for certified carbon offset projects offered through G2 Ocean’s internationally recognised carbon offsetting partner Chooose.
“We recognise that carbon offsetting is not a long-term solution for climate change, and it will not replace our emission reduction initiatives. Still, carbon offsetting has an important role to play alongside other more permanent solutions as companies transition to net zero which is why we are now offering this service to our customers,” says Chief Executive Officer Arthur English at G2 Ocean.
G2 Ocean only supports certified projects that reduce, avoid, or remove greenhouse gas emissions from the atmosphere. Examples include landfill gas energy projects or programs that promote renewable energy
“Both G2 Ocean and many of 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,” English says.
Through its partnership with Chooose, G2 Ocean is also committed to offsetting its emissions associated with electricity consumption and business travels, or in other words the company’s scope 2 and 3 emissions.
G2 Ocean heading to net-zero
The introduction of the carbon offset program is a step for G2 Ocean toward its targets of becoming a net-zero emissions company by 2050 and offering customers net-zero transport options within 2022.
To help achieve these emissions reduction targets, G2 Ocean has established a Decarb Taskforce with its owners Gearbulk and Grieg Star.
The taskforce identifies operational, commercial, and technical initiatives to achieve the defined targets, and implements these with support from allocated internal resources. Some examples include measures to improve fuel efficiency, testing of alternative fuels, and optimisation of vessel routing, speed, and engine load.