Norwegian enables corporate customers to reduce emissions from business travel with SAF
Norwegian has entered into a collaboration agreement with Neste Corp. that enables Norwegian corporate customers to reduce their CO2 emissions from business travel with sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The agreement is an important step in accelerating a voluntary market for such fuels, according to Norwegian.
In 2022, Norwegian will blend in 0.5 percent SAF on all fuel consumption in Norway and 1 percent in Sweden and France, under government mandates. All voluntary purchases from corporate customers come in addition to these government mandates.
“With Neste’s sustainable aviation fuel we enable corporate customers to reduce CO2 emissions from business travel,” said Anders Fagernæs, vice president of sustainability for Norwegian. “Accelerating the voluntary market for sustainable aviation fuel sends a signal to scale production and improve economies of scale, which is much needed to reduce costs.”
Scan Global Logistics, a fast-growing global full-service logistics provider headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, has set an ambitious target of significantly reducing its emissions. Reducing CO2 emissions from business travel is one of SGL’s priorities and it chose to partner with Norwegian and Neste to make significant steps in reducing business travel impact.
“We want to be at the forefront of the transition,” said Allan Melgaard, global CEO of SGL. “To do so we must adopt smart technologies when they become available. With this initial pilot we reduced our CO2 emissions from business travel in 2021 by 10 percent, which is the reduction we need for all emissions areas every year.”
Under the agreement between Norwegian and Neste, SGL covered the additional cost for 7 tons Neste SAF, which was used on Norwegian flights. This reduced SGL’s CO2 emissions from business travel by 21 metric tons.
"With this solution, we are making real and direct emission reductions through the usage of SAF more readily available while making business travel more sustainable,” said Jason Reichow, an executive with Neste. “As the end-to-end production and delivery process is audited by an independent, certified third party, these reductions can be used to meet Science Based Targets (SBTi), ensuring compliance and validating the emission reduction for the business who has made the investment in SAF.”
Norwegian has decided to purchase SAF for all its administration-related business travel in 2022, replacing the fossil jet fuel consumption.