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MSC joins the RSB to steer sustainability together

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company, a global leader in shipping and logistics, has become a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) as part of its activities enabling logistics decarbonisation towards achieving net zero  by 2050.

By joining RSB, a global membership organisation that exists to lead the just and sustainable transition to a bio-based and circular economy, MSC is demonstrating its commitment to enabling sustainable supply chains and collaborating with others across and beyond the maritime ecosystem along our collective journey to net zero.

MSC has pioneered the use of responsibly-sourced biofuel to lower CO2 emissions in the maritime sector. The company’s carbon insetting programme – MSC Biofuel Solution – is an example of how the company is incorporating biofuel as part of its offerings to customers – ranging from large global multinationals to SMEs (small to medium-sized enterprises), as well as governments – that all stand to benefit from MSC Biofuel Solution.

The RSB has been guiding sector transformation in the bioeconomy for more than a decade. By joining the RSB’s membership community, MSC will gain access, and contribute, to the latest knowledge and expertise on the sustainable bioeconomy, and work with the RSB to contribute to the development of the RSB Standard – the world’s most trusted and peer-reviewed sustainability framework, developed to ensure sustainable biomaterial production processes and value chains. The RSB Standard is a uniquely robust and credible foundation for supporting innovative solutions to the climate crisis. The RSB uses this foundation to develop projects, new knowledge and best-practices with business leaders like MSC, and help to deliver on their long-term commitment to sustainable development.

As RSB’s newest member, MSC will also benefit from access to innovative and collaborative industry initiatives, such as the RSB General Standards Working Group, RSB’s leading work on Book & Claim and the PTX Working Group, which are equipping key decision-makers to shape future markets.

“We are delighted to welcome MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company as a RSB member. As a collaborative network, RSB represents pioneers and leaders on a journey towards a sustainable and just circular bioeconomy. MSC’s membership is further evidence that we are on the right track to steer sustainability together – especially when it comes to contributing to the UN’s SDGs. We are certain that MSC will make the most of all that RSB’s membership offers, and we look forward to supporting them.” – Elena Schmidt, RSB’s Executive Director.

“Shipping and logistics have an important role to play in enabling the global energy transition, and MSC is in a unique position to contribute to the decarbonisation of global supply chains. But we cannot address this challenge alone. We believe that collaboration is key, and that we must capitalise on the interdependencies between shipping and other sectors throughout the transition. We are pleased to join RSB to promote low- and zero-carbon fuels that will accelerate the transition.” – Stefania Lallai, VP Sustainability, MSC Cargo Division.



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