Virgin Atlantic Cargo has launched a Sustainable Aviation Fuel Certificate (SAFc) programme to provide greater insight into carbon reductions generated when using the fuel type. The SAF certificate for scope three reductions – emissions related to service providers – will provide data on emissions reduction based on the airline’s own airfreight carbon calculator, which has been independently certified.
Forwarder DB Schenker is the first to participate in the scheme with the purchase of several thousand tonnes of scope 3 emissions reductions.
Phil Wardlaw, vice president and managing director, cargo, Virgin Atlantic, said, “Our new SAFc programme allows us to collaborate with customers and support them in making lower carbon choices to meet sustainability targets, easily understand their emissions and support future SAF contributions – a key step towards our Net Zero commitments.
“We already have one of the youngest and most fuel-efficient fleets in the sky, but after this, SAF represents the greatest opportunity to decarbonise aviation in the short to medium term, but we still require cross-industry and government action to support commercialisation of SAF at scale, particularly in the UK. Our fuel programme will help us as we continue to work closely with our sustainability and cross-industry partners to find innovative solutions to achieve this goal.”