Deutsche Post DHL introduces sustainability-linked finance framework
PRESS RELEASE Deutsche Post DHL Group introduces Sustainability-Linked Finance Framework in line with its ambitious sustainability ...
Sustainability has become the most significant cultural and commercial dilemma facing us today. Tension surrounding the environment, climate change and the drive for a CO₂ neutral industry is a huge issue. And with the world transitioning to a zero-carbon economy, thousands of businesses and financial institutions are already working with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) to reduce their emissions in line with climate science.
To say that we as an industry need to act is an understatement; we need to act fast and only by doing so together, can we work effectively towards a more sustainable industry and better environment for us all.
Air France KLM Martinair Cargo is a driving force behind sustainability in the industry and we are highly motivated to reduce the carbon footprint of our flights through our SBTi-validated decarbonisation programme.
One of the key elements of this is the use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). Made from waste oils, waste products and forest residues, SAF is an effective way to reduce our carbon footprint. SAF can be incorporated into jet fuel without any engine modifications and its use can reduce CO₂ emissions by more than 85% compared to conventional fuel. This reduction occurs throughout the entire lifecycle of producing and using SAF compared to that of fossil fuel. That’s why we are championing its use across the industry.
Our shared commitment to creating a sustainable future for aviation means that we are now taking ambitious steps towards achieving our objectives. Air France-KLM currently uses 0.5% to 1% of SAF on all flights departing from France and the Netherlands and we’re encouraging all our clients and their clients to join this initiative, because making SAF more accessible in terms of quantity and price means creating a sustainable aviation fuel industry in Europe and beyond.
With surging demand from the global market for a greener planet and greener way to fly goods, we understand that there is a strong demand from your own customers who are increasingly engaged in assuming social responsibility. We know that many of them have very specific expectations regarding the management of their supply chain and are now opting for eco-responsible solutions in line with their commitments, demanding solutions to compensate their emissions. This means you need to have the latest tools at your disposal to facilitate such demands.
Which is why, following on from our Cargo SAF Programme that makes it possible to power some flights using SAF, we’ve made it even easier for you, as the freight forwarder, to immediately reduce the carbon footprint of any given consignment.
You are already aware of our myCargo platform, designed specifically to simplify the booking and shipping process. Now, thanks to the ongoing development of myCargo, we’re very excited to be able to offer you an easy, efficient opportunity to invest in SAF and compensate for any of your shipment’s CO₂ emissions simply by choosing goSAF on the myCargo booking page. During the regular booking process, you’ll find the anticipated carbon emissions for your shipment based on the specifications and you can select one of four options as your contribution, starting with a nominal amount, right up to the full amount for the shipment. myCargo gives you full control over your level of voluntary contribution.
We see this as an extremely important and impactful development and by working together like this, we know that we can make a real difference. It’s a great time to encourage all your customers to join the initiative and help move our industry forward to a more sustainable future, by reducing carbon emissions throughout the logistics airfreight chain.
We owe it to ourselves, to future generations and to our beautiful planet.
goSAF. Fuelling a more sustainable future.
This article was sponsored by Air France KLM Martinair Cargo.