Maersk Line Recognized by Unilever

Growing Sustainably Together
Aug 13, 2013 9:30 AM ET
Press Release

August 13, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Over 350 top representatives from Unilever’s strategic supplier partners recently gathered at the ‘Partner to Win’ Supplier Summit in Singapore to discuss global sustainable growth and unlock the potential of developing and emerging markets.

Maersk Line was recognised by Unilever for delivering outstanding service with an emphasis on innovation, driving best practice and continuously improving service levels.

Addressing delegates, Pier Luigi Sigismondi, Chief Supply Chain Officer, Unilever said: “Our business has grown by €10 billion since 2009 despite the challenging economic conditions. This has been made possible through the investment our strategic supplier partners have made in increased capacity, innovation delivery and sustainable solutions together with Unilever.”

“We are thrilled to award Maersk Line the ‘Partner to Win’ award for their commitment to working with Unilever to grow our businesses sustainably together.”

Thomas Riber Knudsen, Maersk Line Chief Executive for the Asia Pacific Region was on hand to accept the award:  “I am honoured to accept the award on behalf of Maersk Line which has been a result of hard work from all our colleagues. While Unilever plans to grow their business, they would also like to reduce their environmental footprint and improve their social impact. To help Unilever meet its ambition of sustainable growth, Maersk Line has signed a long-term business development plan, which outlines the companies' joint commitments and priorities for the next three years.”

“The business plan not only allows Unilever and Maersk Line to grow businesses together, but also includes specific commitments to do so at the lowest possible cost to the environment,” he concluded.

Signe Bruun Jensen
Global Advisor, Maersk Line Environment & CSR