Bolloré 1st Air Canada Cargo customer for Leave Less Program

Bolloré Logistics to purchase 620,000 litres of SAF, enabling them to reduce Scope 3 GHG emissions.

Bolloré 1st Air Canada Cargo customer for Leave Less Program

Bolloré Logistics has become the first Air Canada Cargo customer to join the Leave Less Travel Program, which offers corporate and cargo customers effective options to offset or reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

"Bolloré Logistics has agreed to compensate a significant portion of its GHG emissions associated with its projected shipments with Air Canada Cargo with sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) which represents a purchase of 620,000 litres in 2022. This participation in Air Canada's Leave Less Travel Program will enable Bolloré Logistics to reduce its Scope 3 GHG emissions," says a release from Air Canada.

"We are very pleased to welcome Bolloré Logistics as our first cargo customer to participate in Air Canada's Leave Less Travel Program," says Jason Berry, Vice President, Cargo, Air Canada. "Addressing climate change in aviation requires a multifaceted approach, together with the united efforts of many stakeholders. The commitment of companies like Bolloré Logistics is a testament that environmentally-innovative business programmes are mutually possible, further helping the aviation sector to build a long-term, sustainable industry."

Patrick Lafrance, Managing Director, Canada, Bolloré Logistics adds: "At a time when climate awareness is at the heart of the strategy of many companies, Bolloré Logistics is proud to join a programme that is financing the future of low-carbon air industry. Through this initiative with our partner Air Canada, we contribute our scope 3 CO2 reduction targets and offer more sustainable transport solutions to our clients.

Leave Less Travel Program
The Leave Less Travel Program, launched in October 2021, allows corporate and cargo customers to choose the offering they want through a customised approach using SAF, carbon offsets, or a combination of both, through four core actions, the release saud. Five companies have signed to participate in the programme.

For cargo customers:

Calculate: Air Canada tracks and calculates the GHG emissions associated with the cargo customer's freight transportation.

Select: The cargo customer can choose how they want to mitigate their GHG emissions associated with their freight transportation: SAF and/or carbon offsets.

Air Canada purchases the required SAF volumes and ensures the cargo customer can claim the benefits of its investment.
Carbon Offset: Air Canada facilitates the purchase of carbon offsets through CHOOOSE.

Reduce: The cargo customer contributes to their sustainability goals.

"The programme supports the airline's commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, notably Goal 13: Climate Action. Through its Climate Action Plan, the airline has committed to investing $50 million in SAF, and carbon reductions and removals."

Air Canada has committed to net-zero GHG emissions from all its global operations by 2050 with absolute midterm GHG net reduction targets by 2030 for both its air and ground operations compared to its 2019 baseline, the release said.

Bolloré Logistics is committed to reducing the intensity of its CO2 emissions by 30 percent in scopes 1 and 2 by 2027 and to cutting by 30 percent by 2030 (relative to 2019) its Scope 3 CO2 emissions generated by the execution of transport services, the release added.

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