DSV purchases sustainable fuel for 2023 business air travel

DSV has partnered with SAS through its corporate sustainability programme for purchase of sustainable aviation fuel

DSV purchases sustainable fuel for 2023 business air travel
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In an effort to reduce carbon emissions, DSV is purchasing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for all its 2023 business air travel.

"By replacing crude oil with renewable oil materials, SAF reduces greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 80 percent compared to fossil jet fuel. The purchase of SAF for all DSV's 2023 business air travel will bring the leading transport and logistics company closer to realising its sustainability goals by reducing the company's indirect emissions," says an official release.

Jens Bjørn Andersen, Group CEO, DSV

Jens Bjørn Andersen, Group CEO, DSV says: "DSV is proud to replace all fossil jet fuel with SAF for all of our 2023 business flights. As one of the world's largest freight forwarders, we recognise our responsibility to work towards reducing our indirect emissions. Since Covid, we have been able to reduce our amount of business air travel but being a global company with customers and business partners across the world, we cannot eliminate it completely. With this initiative, we seek to lower the impact of our business air travel."

DSV has partnered directly with SAS through its corporate sustainability programme for the purchase of SAF, the release said. Anko van der Werff, President and CEO, SAS, believes partnerships are central to the developments in the field of SAF. "SAS aims to decarbonise aviation, and progress on this ambitious plan can only be achieved by collaboration. By involving and collaborating with our customers, we will reduce CO2 emissions and stimulate the market and enable a more large-scale production of sustainable aviation fuels. We hope the partnership between DSV and SAS will inspire other companies to join our corporate sustainability programme, and be part of the journey to transform the aviation industry for generations to come."

The purchase of SAF for all business flights is not a fix-all solution, adds Andersen but "it is a step in the right direction on the path to achieving our sustainability goals."

Through quarterly evaluations of its available travel data, DSV will adjust its purchased amounts of SAF to, as precisely as possible, reflect its actual travels, the release said. "Obtaining carbon credits, DSV will purchase additional amounts of SAF to compensate for the approximately 20 percent emissions that remain after the switch to SAF. Combined, the CO2 reductions and the compensated emissions will correspond to DSV's expected emissions from its business air travel in 2023."

Using 2023 as a pilot year, DSV is eager to look into the potential for expanding the initiative into the future, says Andersen.

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