Clean Cargo Working Group Overview
The Clean Cargo Working Group (CCWG) is a business-to-business leadership initiative involving major brands, cargo carriers, and freight forwarders dedicated to reducing the environmental impacts of global goods transportation and promoting responsible shipping. Today, CCWG tools represent the industry standard for measuring and reporting ocean carriers’ environmental performance on carbon dioxide emissions.
We pursue our vision through four main workstreams, which make up CCWG’s mission:
- Measuring, reporting, and evaluating performance data in marine container transport
- Sharing best practices and member engagement
- Supporting responsible corporate engagement on public policy
- Catalyzing and partnering on projects that drive sustainability performance improvement
- Help ocean freight carriers track and benchmark their performance and easily report to customers in a standard format
- Allow shipping customers to review and compare carriers’ environmental performance when reporting and making informed buying decisions
How We Work
Full Group Bi-Annual Meetings
Typically, two full group in-person meetings are held each year. The meetings are an important aspect of developing group cohesiveness and moving the group forward on key decision points, and are typically very well attended.
Work-stream meetings are facilitated by an assigned BSR lead and take place via webinar/conference call every +/- 6 weeks, according to tasks defined. In instances where it may be appropriate that work-stream teams meet in person, this may take place.
- We provide reliable, year-on-year emissions-performance data from 23 of the world’s leading ocean carriers that represent approximately 85% of global ocean container capacity.
- 95% of cargo transport buyers in CCWG use CCWG data and tools in procurement decisions and in supplier relationships with cargo carriers.
- CCWG’s annual emissions factors report indicates carriers have reduced CO2 emissions per TEU-km by 2.4% from 2015 to 2016, and by 35% since 2009*.
* Changes in carrier representation or global trade conditions likely explain a portion of these results
Join CCWG members in creating and using the practical tools for measuring, evaluating, and reporting the environmental impacts of global goods transportation. These tools and the dialogue between members and key stakeholders help:
- Ocean freight carriers to track and benchmark their performance and easily report to customers in a standard format
- Cargo owners (shippers) review and compare carriers’ environmental performance when reporting and making informed buying decisions
This report details the Clean Cargo Working Group's accounting methodology for carbon dioxide emissions in the ocean shipping container industry.