DSV to Purchase Sustainable Aviation Fuel for Corporate Travel With SAS
DSV has become the first company in Denmark to Partner with SAS’ Corporate Sustainability Program by purchasing SAF for all of their corporate travel for 2023. The new partnership leads the way, with the aim of inspiring other companies to join.
On Tuesday (February 21, 2023), SAS announced that global transport and logistics company DSV has become the first company in Denmark to join the SAS Corporate Sustainability Program. Marking the start of the program, DSV will buy sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for all of their corporate travel for 2023, hopefully inspiring other companies to join. SAS is one of the main levers for the decarbonization of the aviation sector by substantially reducing lifecycle GHG emissions compared to standard fossil-based kerosene.
In Tuesday’s announcement, DSV’s Group CEO, Jens Bjørn Andersen, said,
“DSV is proud to replace all fossil jet fuel with SAF for all of our 2023 business flights. 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.”
Also commenting on the new sustainability collaboration with DSV, SAS’ President and CEO, Anko van der Werff, said,
“SAS aims to decarbonize aviation and progress on this ambitious plan can only be achieved through collaboration. By involving our customers and teaming up with them we will reduce CO2 emissions and enable 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 aviation for generations to come.”
The SAS Corporate Sustainability Program aims to bridge the gap to sustainable aviation in order to secure the future of aviation together with partners. Customers are invited to join the program with a subscription at a fixed cost or reduction in carbon emissions. SAS does not profit on purchases, as the amount paid by the customer corresponds to the SAF price premium. The program is audited by an external party to ensure full transparency.
SAS is the leading airline in Scandinavia, typically carrying over 30 million passengers annually from its main hubs in Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm to 125 destinations in Europe, the US and Asia (pre-pandemic figures). The company has targeted a reduction in carbon emissions by 25 percent by 2025, compared to 2005 levels, and hopes to transition to 100% biofuel for domestic flights by 2030. SAS also offers ground handling services, technical maintenance and cargo services. The carrier is a founding member of the Star Alliance, which celebrated their 25th anniversary in 2022.