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IAG Cargo works with KN to purchase six million litres of SAF

Kuehne+Nagel warehouse

Kuehne+Nagel warehouse

IAG Cargo, the cargo division of International Airlines Group (IAG), has partnered with Kuehne+Nagel to purchase six million litres of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) to help its customers reduce the Scope3 carbon footprint of their supply chain.

Produced from cooking oil and food waste, the ISCC (International Sustainability & Carbon Certification) verified fuel will reduce CO2 Emissions by 15,000 tonnes over the lifecycle of the fuel.

David Shepherd, Chief Executive Officer at IAG Cargo said:“We are delighted to be partnering with Kuehne+Nagel once again to address Scope 3 CO2 emissions for their supply chain. We are committed to reducing our environmental impact and contributing to the wider sustainability goals of the aviation industry. This purchase is a key step in achieving these objectives and is a great example of how IAG can help its customers decarbonise.”

IAG Cargo uses its airline network to forward cargo around the world such as on this British Airways Airbus A380 (Image: Max Thrust Digital)

IAG has committed to having 10% of its airline operations using SAF by 2030 and this purchase is a significant move towards that goal.

Yngve Ruud, Member of the Management Board of Kuehne+Nagel, responsible for Air Logistics, commented: “To achieve genuine decarbonisation in our industry, sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) is currently the most effective solution, and we are dedicated to increasing its supply as part of our ambitious climate targets. Working closely with our suppliers and promoting the deployment of these fuels with reliable partners such as IAG Cargo is crucial to accomplishing our goals and enabling our like-minded customers to transport their products in a more sustainable manner.”

Scope3 emissions cover emissions up and down the supply chain rather than directly from IAG Cargo itself.

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