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On 20 July, Bolloré Logistics and United Airlines entered into an innovative partnership relating to the
purchase of three million litres of sustainable aviation fuel for 2022. This collaboration demonstrates
Bolloré Logistics’ ongoing determination to pursue its commitments by developing sustainable offers to
help decarbonise air freight transport.
This new agreement is geared towards the customary client base and covers all the routes operated by
Bolloré Logistics, in all geographical areas. It will enable the company to reduce its scope 3 greenhouse
gas emissions by a minimum of 6,500 tonnes of CO2, a result also made possible through the use of
used oil to replace fossil fuels.
“Today’s challenges such as global warming and the decarbonisation of the air transport sector mean
that our customers now have very specific expectations regarding the management of their supply chain.
They now want to adopt eco-responsible solutions in line with their commitments. We were among the
first to make this shift. With our partner United Airlines, we will continue developing our offer to achieve
our scope 3 CO2 reduction targets,” said Philippe de Crécy, VP Airfreight Europe at Bolloré Logistics.
At United, we have an ambitious goal to reduce 100% of our greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, without
relying on traditional carbon offsets. Achieving this goal isn’t possible without working with partners to
put sustainability at the forefront of our cargo business. We’re grateful to work with Bolloré Logistics on
this commitment, and we are looking forward to creating a more sustainable air freight industry together.”
said Jan Krems, President, United Cargo.
The purchase of sustainable fuel provided by United Airlines is offered in conjunction with the AIRsaf
offer launched by Bolloré Logistics in July 2021. Based on the use of sustainable aviation fuel, this offer
also includes an end-to-end solution, with environmentally responsible pre- and post-carriage
procedures, as well as management of reusable transport packaging. It is also in line with its “Powering
Sustainable Logistics” CSR programme, in which Bolloré Logistics committed to cut its scope 3 CO2
emissions generated by the execution of transport by 30% by 2030 compared to 2019.