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Retailers Pledge Zero-Emissions Shipping by 2040

Amazon, Ikea, Zara and Patagonia are among the brands participating.





Retailers Amazon, Ikea and Zara are among nine multinational companies that have committed to transport all of their cargo in zero-emission ships by 2040, reports The Financial Times.

Shipping is reportedly responsible for 1.7 percent of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide, according to the World Resources Institute. The International Maritime Organizatio estimates that number at 2.9 percent.

Amazon’s goal applies to any cargo it handles, including products from third-party sellers, many of which are based in China, that depend on the company for logistics. Others who pledged to meet the 2040 goal include Michelin, Unilever, Patagonia, Brooks Running, Frog Bikes and Tchibo.

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It’s Going to Set Us Up Very Nicely for Retirement

You’ve worked hard all your life. And if you’re like most jewelers contemplating retirement, you’re hoping that your going-out-of-business sale will add to your nest egg — with minimal complications. That’s exactly what Doug and Jacki Friedrich, fourth-generation owners of Friedrich Jewelers Inc., of Vernon, Conn., experienced when they selected Wilkerson to run their sale. “Jewelers who are contemplating a sale should go with Wilkerson because of their experience,” says Doug. And with financial goals “exceeding expectations,” the couple can now focus on enjoying the next chapter of their lives. “It’s going to set us up very nicely for retirement,” says Jacki. “The money’s coming in and we have no complaints. It’s been wonderful.”

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