DHL signs 668 million liters of Sustainable Aviation Fuel deal to replace fossil jet fuel
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- Seven-year agreement will provide 668 million liters of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) to replace fossil jet fuel
- Will enable DHL to reduce approx. 1.7 million tonnes of CO2e on a lifecycle basis, equivalent to operating DHL’s Americas aviation network carbon neutrally for one year
- Sustainable Aviation Fuel certificates (SAFc) will play a pivotal role in DHL’s journey to achieve ambitious emissions targets
DHL Express and World Energy, a leading Sustainable Aviation Fuel producer and low-carbon solutions provider, have signed a long-term strategic agreement to accelerate the decarbonization of aviation logistics through the purchase of approx. 668 million liters of Sustainable Aviation Fuel via sustainable aviation fuel certificates (SAFc). The seven-year contract, to run through 2030, is the one of the longest and largest SAFc agreements in the aviation industry to date.
The agreement is expected to reduce approx. 1.7 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions over the aviation fuel lifecycle – this is equivalent to handling the approximately 77,000 annual aircraft movements of DHL Express in the Americas carbon neutrally for a full year. The milestone agreement is further testament to DHL Group’s ambitious Sustainability Roadmap, which includes the goal to reduce the Group’s annual greenhouse gas emissions to below 29 million tonnes CO2e in 2030 across scopes 1, 2 and 3.
“DHL Express is firmly dedicated to pioneering a sustainable future in aviation logistics,” said John Pearson, CEO DHL Express. “By partnering with World Energy and confirming this milestone agreement, we are taking another concrete leap towards minimizing our carbon footprint and contributing to a more sustainable future. We want to inspire more suppliers to accelerate industry-wide production and adoption of Sustainable Aviation Fuel.”
“We are honored to team up with DHL on this quest to decarbonize aviation,” said Gene Gebolys, World Energy CEO. “Decarbonizing the hard-to-abate sectors requires commitment across the value chain, and partnerships like the one we are launching today are key to enabling companies like DHL to meet their ambitions climate goals.”