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BICEPS: Boosting Initiatives for Collaborative Emission-reduction with the Power of Shippers
The BICEPS Network is a network of shippers joining forces to accelerate the transition in the global shipping sector towards more sustainability.
Our mission is to boost initiatives and create momentum for the implementation of sustainability solutions in the shipping sector by using the power of demand of shippers.
The BICEPS Network activities to reach our goals are:
- Creating a network of shippers, and committed partners who want to make a difference in sustainability.
- Applying the BICEPS Rating System in the shipper’s global procurement processes taking the actual sustainability performance of the ocean freight container carriers into account.
- Organizing events and workshops to stimulate an active dialogue between shippers and carriers and other chain partners.
- Creating awareness of successful cleaner technologies and innovations.
- Connecting parties to leverage on best practices in creating sustainable supply chains.
- Stimulating an innovative sustainable eco-system in shipping and supply chains; by giving innovations the opportunity to challenge the 'market-fit' of their products and services, and supporting the matching for innovations with clients and investors to up-scale developments.
The BICEPS Network will, in collaboration with the sector chain partners, create impact in: the reduction of emissions of CO2, sulphur and black carbon, the treatment of (on-board) waste, the biodiversity impact of ballast water, the end-of-life cycle programs for vessels.
BICEPS Network Foundation
“ Creating demand by collaboration of shippers is a powerful mechanism to speed up sustainable development and innovations in supply chains. With the BICEPS Network we aim to create a breakthrough in sustainable shipping. ”
“This initiative perfectly fits into our Dream to be the Best Beer Company Bringing People Together For A Better World. By working together with our BICEPS-partners, we set another important step towards secure and greener logistics.”
AkzoNobel, Eric Majoor, Sourcing Manager Logistics EMEA
“We’re working with customers and suppliers all over the world in order to reduce our impact across the whole value chain. This partnership represents a valuable step towards improving the sustainability profile of a hugely significant sector within the whole sphere of global logistics.”
DSM, Kim van Neer, Category Manager Global Distribution
“Joining the BICEPS Network allows us to collaborate with other shippers and jointly drive sustainability initiatives in the shipping industry: together we can do so much more”
Ellen Groeneveld, Managing Director, Elkem AS
“In Elkem, we believe that environmentally responsible production and logistics of our materials is the only way forward. Together with the other BICEPS members we can make a pro-active difference in making the logistics industry more sustainable.”
Farm Frites, Johan van der Zande, COO
“Farm Frites aims to actively contribute to a dialogue with colleague shippers to combine, share and above all apply existing and new knowledge in order to achieve a sustainable supply chain and logistics operation, giving an impulse to the global shipping industry.”
FrieslandCampina, Walter Vermeer, Manager Category Procurement Logistics
“FrieslandCampina is working on impact reduction in every step in our grass-to-glass supply chain to realize climate neutral growth. Our participation in the BICEPS-network is our means to also adding greener ocean shipping into our scope.”
Huntsman, Johan Wittekoek, Purchasing Manager Transport and Warehousing
“We at Huntsman manage our operations to protect the environment from any possible impacts and are pleased to collaborate with service providers and industry partners to reduce the undesired impacts of marine logistics.”
NeoGrid, Jay Moskowitz, COO Europe
“Partnering up with the BICEPS Network takes us beyond our mission of making supply chains more competitive because a result of more efficient supply chain management, is that they automatically become more sustainable.”
Pure Birds, Coen Faber, Impact Driven Entrepreneur
“As Pure Birds we initiate these connections of collaborations in supply chains to create more sustainable change and innovations. And in shipping is a need to develop this to realize more impact.”