Corporate travel now included in All Nippon Airways’ SAF Flight Initiative
All Nippon Airways, Japan's largest and five-star airline for nine consecutive years, is solidifying its commitment to accelerate the adoption of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) by extending its SAF Flight Initiative to include business travel from participating corporate partners. Launched in October, this program aims to expand SAF utilization and reduce emissions related to business travel, engaging companies as well as customers across a growing range of industries.
Initially only available for the cargo sector, ANA is expanding this program to corporate customers as they work to reduce CO2 emissions. Participating companies that enroll in the SAF Flight Initiative will receive certification noting the reduction in carbon emissions.
“Since the launch of the SAF Flight Initiative for the cargo sector in October last year, the response we received was much bigger than we expected, both in Japan and overseas,” said Shinichi Inoue, executive vice president overseeing sales and marketing. “With the urgent need to address climate change, I believe the environmental awareness in the corporate world will continue to expand this year as well. Let’s work together to create a sustainable society and pass on the blue sky to the next generation. We look forward to your support and participation.”
Beginning this April, the Tokyo Stock Exchange will be reorganized and require companies listed in the top-tier Prime Market to report certain ESG-related efforts based on Japan’s recently revised Corporate Governance Code. ANA said it welcomes these new initiatives and that the airline will continue to introduce products and services to reduce CO2 emissions.
As part of the ANA Future Promise initiative, ANA has taken a number of ambitious steps to minimize its environmental impact, including programs to reduce plastic waste and the issuance of sustainability-based bonds. The airline has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for five consecutive years.