Lufthansa Cargo and Nippon Express Europe promote SAF usage

Lufthansa Cargo and Nippon Express Europe have contractually agreed to advocate the use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).

Using SAF will help Nippon Express Group save over 3,000 tons of emissions within a year and the agreement includes contributing to projects for well-to-tank emissions that arise during the production and supply of SAF.

Nippon Express Group has set a goal of a 50% reduction in Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 2030 compared to 2013 on the way to a carbon neutral society by 2050.

It aims to reduce emissions by 350,000 tons by 2023, the equivalent of a 30% reduction from 2013 levels.

In May 2023, Nippon Express Holdings committed to being certified as a Science Based Targets company.

Ashwin Bhat, CEO of Lufthansa Cargo, says, “We appreciate working jointly with Nippon Express Europe also on sustainability goals that are important to both of us. Every player in the logistics industry has a model here, and only together can we succeed in making our business more environmentally friendly along the entire supply chain.”

Shinichi Kakiyama, Managing Director of Nippon Express Europe, adds, “This agreement to advocate using SAF represents a step in the right direction on the way to a greener future. Together with Lufthansa Cargo, we are honoured to embark on this journey to meet our sustainability goals and fulfil our ongoing commitment to combat climate change.”