To fulfill the pledge made earlier this year to become the world’s first carbon neutral airline by Delta Cargo, they have joined the Sustainable Air Freight Alliance (SAFA), a business-led collaborative initiative aiming to reduce its members’ environmental footprint. The airline has committed $1 billion over the next 10 years to mitigate all emissions from its global business.
SAFA is a collaboration between shippers, freight forwarders and airlines to track and reduce emissions from air freight and promote responsible freight transport. It is facilitated by Business for Social Responsibility (BSR), a global non-profit business network and consultancy dedicated to sustainability.
Delta Cargo Vice president Shawn Cole in his statement said:
“We are proud to join SAFA as we accelerate our sustainability goals while also being aligned with our customers and their values,”
“We are in the midst of the worst global pandemic in living memory, but we can’t afford to take sustainability off the agenda. Through this commitment, we are supporting Delta’s goal to be a more environmentally-friendly airline for generations to come.”
BSR, which facilitates SAFA, has over 250 member companies and works across a range of industries, including healthcare, agriculture, energy, and financial services, in addition to transport and logistics, to improve companies’ environmental and sustainability performance. SAFA is one of over 20 collaborative initiatives facilitated and managed by BSR, involving over 400 companies in total.
The Director, Transport and Logistics BSR said they are pleased to welcome Delta Cargo.
“We are very pleased to welcome Delta Cargo to SAFA, when airlines, shippers, and freight forwarders collaborate, they can accelerate the development of new solutions and the implementation of best practices. By joining SAFA, Delta Cargo will contribute to an ambitious collective effort to reduce emissions from air freight, which is necessary to meet global climate goals.”