Whether you buy a product in-store or online, retailers ship the vast majority of their goods overseas on polluting ships powered by the world’s dirtiest fossil fuels.
Despite “lofty” corporate climate commitments, retailers using these fossil-fueled cargo ships continue to pollute our air, threaten ocean health, and accelerate climate change—while netting record profits.
Customers deserve better from major brands. Retailers have a huge opportunity to protect the ocean and our communities, and help address the climate crisis by ending their dirty ship pollution. We are pushing them to take 3 key actions:
Shoppers are with us and are demanding more from their favorite brands. A consumer poll by Yale University, George Mason University, and Climate Nexus found that 74% of shoppers would be more likely to shop at companies that use cleaner ways to ship their goods. Furthermore, 70% of American shoppers would continue to shop at brands even if using clean ships raised the prices of that brand’s goods. Overall, 84% of shoppers thought that the shipping industry should be doing more to reduce the environmental impacts of shipping goods around the world.