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We launched the Brand Ambassador Initiative in March 2022 to help companies advocate for more sustainable shipping. Our ambassadors understand that their shipping choices matter and are committed to helping us protect blue whales and blue skies.

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"Nomad is honored to partner with Protecting Blue Whales & Blue Skies as a Brand Ambassador. Through this partnership, we remain committed to exclusively booking freight companies that participate in vessel speed reduction. Our hope is that this regional initiative will develop at a global scale. We strongly encourage other companies that ship along the California coast to become ambassadors, raise awareness, and encourage their freight companies to participate in the program." 
- Scott Beatty, Procurement Manager

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"Summit Coffee Roasting Co. (a subsidiary of Summit Coffee™) is excited to join Blue Whales and Blue Skies as a Brand Ambassador! For Summit, we see partnerships like Blue Skies Blue Whales as part of our responsibility, not just a choice. This program deepens Summit Coffee's commitment to making responsible, creative, and sustainable decisions within every realm of the business. Our coffee roasting business has a larger impact than anything else we do, so being intentional about every aspect of our roasting is imperative, and this is a great example and opportunity for us to help share the great work being done and to encourage other companies to get involved too." 

- Brett Dioguardi, VP of Impact


"At Peak Design, we continually seek ways to become a more sustainable business. We’re inspired by the work that Blue Whales & Blue Skies is doing to protect California’s coastal communities and wildlife, and proud to partner with them as a brand ambassador. Blue Whales & Blue Skies gives us a platform to demand more sustainable transportation practices from our freight carriers. We encourage other brands to join as ambassadors to strengthen our collective voice in protecting our air and coastal waters.  


Being a brand ambassador was a no-brainer for us: it’s a low lift opportunity for brands to grow awareness and concretely move the dial in shaping freight industry practices. Being an ambassador costs nothing aside from using our voices to advocate for more sustainable transportation. It's something all responsible brands should join."

- Annie Nyborg, Sustainability Director


"As a B Corp we strive to continually reduce our environmental footprint whilst helping billions of people in need, donating 50% of our profits to help provide everyone in the world with clean water and toilets.

We have the responsibility as a business to really think about our emissions and how we can get to a place where these emissions are significantly reduced.  Joining the Blue Whales and Blue Skies program is a great, tangible way to reduce emissions that result from transporting products via ship and helps to protect endangered blue whales."

- Dr. Elissa Foster, Head of Sustainability at Who Gives A Crap

Port Ambassadors

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Any company who ships with one or more of our VSR participants is eligible to become a Brand Ambassador. Enrolling is free and does not require any changes to your shipping logistics. Even if you are not eligible or ready to become an Ambassador, you can still support the program. Click here to learn more.

To help reduce the impact of brands' supply chains we recently became an affiliate of SmartWay, an initiative from the Environmental Protection Agency that helps companies advance supply chain sustainability by measuring, benchmarking, and improving freight transportation efficiency. We encourage current and prospective ambassadors to enroll in SmartWay.