Bolloré Logistics joins Air Canada Cargo program to reduce emissions with SAF
Air Canada announced Nov. 15 that 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 related to business travel or freight transportation, and reduce their carbon footprint.
Bolloré Logistics has agreed to compensate a significant portion of its GHG emissions from its projected Air Canada Cargo shipments with sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), representing a purchase of 620,000 liters (nearly 164,000 gallons) in 2022.
This participation in Air Canada’s Leave Less Travel Program will enable Bolloré Logistics to reduce its scope 3 GHG emissions.
“We are very pleased to welcome Bolloré Logistics as our first cargo customer to participate in Air Canada’s Leave Less Travel Program,” said Jason Berry, vice president of cargo at 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 programs are mutually possible, further helping the aviation sector to build a long-term, sustainable industry.”
Patrick Lafrance, managing director for the Canada region at Bolloré Logistics, added, “At a time when climate awareness is at the heart of the strategy of many companies, Bolloré Logistics is proud to join a program that is financing the future of low-carbon air industry. Through this initiative with our partner Air Canada, we contribute [to] our scope 3 CO2-reduction targets and offer more sustainable transport solutions to our clients.”
The Leave Less Travel Program, launched in October 2021, allows corporate and cargo customers to choose the offering they want through a customized approach using SAF, carbon offsets, or a combination of both, through four core actions. To date, five companies have signed to participate.
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.