The French cosmetics manufacturer has pledged that from 2023, 20% of its exports to the United States will be transported by Neoline’s sailing cargo ships.
Clarins has signed a letter of commitment with the French shipowner, which is about to launch a pilot line departing from Saint Nazaire - Montoir de Bretagne, France, to serve the ports of Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Halifax, Canada, and Baltimore, USA.
Neoline’s shipping service relies on clean and renewable wind energy as the main propulsion for its cargo ships, measuring 136m and equipped with 4200 m2 of sails. Open to all shippers, the solution allows a 90% reduction in CO2 emissions related to the shipping of goods on transatlantic lines, compared to a conventional ship of the same size.
In order to meet the needs of shippers, Neoline will put into service one then two ships in rotation and ensure a departure every two weeks.
Clarins therefore becomes the first cosmetics industry player to commit with Neoline in its project for more environmentally-friendly freight. This commitment is part of the company’s aims to reduce its carbon footprint by 30% in 2025.
“Guided by our ClarinsWeCare CSR promise to care for people and to care for the planet, we are acting with determination to reduce our carbon footprint by 2025. With this partnership, we are pioneering the way forward for our sector and are proud to support Neoline and to take a new step towards making life more beautiful and passing on a more beautiful planet.” said Virginie Courtin-Clarins, Clarins Executive Vice President.