IAG Cargo, the cargo division of International Airlines Group (IAG), has reported that it has supported Bolloré Logistics to reduce its CO2 supply chain emissions by purchasing one million litres of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The SAF will be delivered in to two shipments, in July 2022 and November 2022 and will reduce approximately 2,400 tonnes of CO2 on a net lifecycle basis.
The SAF will be manufactured at Phillips 66 Humber Refinery in North Lincolnshire UK from sustainable waste feedstocks.
SAF can reduce carbon emissions by over 90% and is said to be widely recognised as the most effective measure to significantly reduce the environmental footprint of air cargo.
IAG Cargo states it is committed to making aviation more sustainable, and over the last year has bought over 10 million litres of SAF to reduce its customers’ supply chain emissions on a net lifecycle basis by approximately 24,400 tonnes of CO2.
In July 2021, Bolloré Logistics announced the launch of AIRsaf, a new offer based on the use of SAF or sustainable aviation fuel to offer its customers the best eco-responsible approach to air freight by reducing carbon emissions by up to 80%. This solution, offered at cost price, relates to one-off or regular shipments made by several airline companies on all geographical routes.
Philippe de Crecy, VP Airfreight Europe of Bolloré Logistics states: “This partnership is in line with our “Powering Sustainable Logistics” CSR program. We are indeed committed to cut 30% by 2030, compared to 2019, of our Scope 3 CO2 emissions generated by the execution of transport.”
Source: Bolloré Logistics