DSV purchases sustainable aviation fuel to reduce emissions for all its 2023 business air travel

posted on 21st February 2023 by Eddie Saunders
DSV purchases sustainable aviation fuel to reduce emissions for all its 2023 business air travel

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

As an alternative to flying on fossil jet fuel, the use of SAF is on the rise.

By replacing crude oil with renewable oil materials, SAF reduces greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 80% 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.

“DSV is proud to replace all fossil jet fuel with SAF for all of our 2023 business flights,” says Jens Bjørn Andersen, Group CEO, DSV.

“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.”

Partnering to reduce emissions

Collaboration is key to all development and innovation, not least when it comes to the field of sustainability. Therefore, for all of DSV’s 2023 business travel with SAS, the transport and logistics company has partnered directly with SAS through its Corporate Sustainability Program for the purchase of SAF.

Anko van der Werff, President and CEO of SAS, believes partnerships are central to the development 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 Program and be part of the journey to transform the aviation industry for generations to come”.

A step in the right direction

As a leading company in its industry, DSV recognises its responsibility to reduce its climate impact while keeping customers’ supply chains flowing:

“DSV is part of the critical infrastructure driving world trade, and we acknowledge our role and the importance of lowering our environmental footprint,” says Jens Bjørn Andersen.

“The purchase of SAF for all our business flights is not a fix-all solution. It is, however, a step in the right direction on the path to achieving our sustainability goals.”