Urge Retailers to Abandon Dirty Ships
Urge Retailers to Abandon Dirty Ships

This is a critical time to push Amazon, IKEA, Target, and Walmart to achieve zero-emissions maritime shipping by 2030. The COVID-19 crisis has caused a boom in deliveries for consumer goods, and container shipping demand is stronger than ever. Companies like Amazon, IKEA, Target, and Walmart have an outsized responsibility to combat the harmful pollution coming from their ocean freight. Shipping emissions are linked to 260,000 preventable deaths a year, as well as 6.4 million childhood asthma cases and 1 billion metric tons of climate pollution, disproportionately harming portside and low-income neighborhoods and communities of color.

It’s not just environmental advocates talking—consumers and stakeholders agree. 74% of American shoppers are more likely to shop at retailers that ship their goods on clean fuel ships. And, two-thirds of retail advisors agree that companies must become carbon-neutral by 2030 to remain competitive. We applaud global retail giants including Amazon and IKEA for committing to moving their products off fossil-fueled maritime cargo ships by 2040, but that’s 19 years too late.

The technology exists now to immediately reduce 30% of a ship’s climate-warming emissions for every trip it takes. Within the next few years, technology will debut to sail cargo ships without burning an ounce of carbon. Amazon, IKEA, Target, and Walmart can make the choice TODAY to Ship it Zero and exclusively ship on zero-emissions vessels by 2030. A commitment to Ship It Zero is a commitment to:

  • Abandon Dirty Ships: Stop moving products on fossil-fueled ships.
  • Set Sail First: Sign up to ship products on the world’s first zero-emission ships!
  • Put Zero at the Helm: Commit to 100% zero-emission shipping by 2030.

Add your name to urge Amazon, Ikea, Target, and Walmart to take immediate action to reduce their climate and health-harming maritime pollution and invest in transitioning to zero-emissions ships by 2030.

Let’s Ship It Zero. To learn more, visit us at shipitzero.org and @shipitzerocrew on Twitter and Instagram.

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