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Enviva joins Sea Cargo Charter, pledges to cut shipping emissions

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Enviva has joined the Sea Cargo Charter, a cross-industry partnership of over 20 ship charterers that aims to establish a consistent global framework for transparently assessing and disclosing the climate impact of ship chartering operations.

Earlier this year, Enviva announced its goal to become net-zero in its operations by 2030. As part of this target, the company will track and transparently report its progress in reducing emissions, including Scope 3 emissions – those generated as part of its upstream and downstream supply chain, annually. Additionally, Enviva vowed to work with partners to improve the environmental emissions intensity of its shipping and other transportation logistics.

The Sea Cargo Charter offers a standard greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reporting process that simplifies some of the complexities often associated with reporting. By joining the Sea Cargo Charter, Enviva will benefit from an industry-established, global baseline that assesses and discloses shipping activities in line with the climate goals set by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), the United Nations’ agency responsible for regulating shipping. These goals include the IMO’s ambition for GHG emissions from international shipping to be cut by at least 50% by 2050, compared to 2008 levels.

“We are delighted to join the Sea Cargo Charter,” said Gordon Lugsdin, head of chartering at Enviva. “The commitment to monitoring and reporting our emissions from our vessel chartering activities, and thereby to track our own carbon intensity, is closely aligned with our wider goal to reach net-zero and to be transparent in emissions reporting.

“A standardised reporting framework is vital for the shipping industry to demonstrate its commitment to reducing GHG emissions, becoming more sustainable, and fighting climate change – core values we share at Enviva.”