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Bolloré Logistics partners with United Airlines to purchase 3 million litres of SAF

31 August 2022

On 20 July, Bolloré Logistics and United Airlines entered into an innovative partnership relating to the purchase of three million litres of sustainable aviation fuel for 2022. This collaboration demonstrates Bolloré Logistics’ ongoing determination to pursue its commitments by developing sustainable offers to help decarbonise air freight transport.

This new agreement is geared towards the customary client base and covers all the routes operated by Bolloré Logistics, in all geographical areas. It will enable the company to reduce its scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions by a minimum of 6,500 tonnes of CO2, a result also made possible through the use of used oil to replace fossil fuels.

“Today's challenges such as global warming and the decarbonisation of the air transport sector mean that our customers now have very specific expectations regarding the management of their supply chain. They now want to adopt eco-responsible solutions in line with their commitments. We were among the first to make this shift. With our partner United Airlines, we will continue developing our offer to achieve our scope 3 CO2 reduction targets,” said Philippe de Crécy, VP Airfreight Europe at Bolloré Logistics.

At United, we have an ambitious goal to reduce 100% of our greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, without relying on traditional carbon offsets. Achieving this goal isn’t possible without working with partners to put sustainability at the forefront of our cargo business. We’re grateful to work with Bolloré Logistics on this commitment, and we are looking forward to creating a more sustainable air freight industry together.” said Jan Krems, President, United Cargo.

The purchase of sustainable fuel provided by United Airlines is offered in conjunction with the AIRsaf offer launched by Bolloré Logistics in July 2021. Based on the use of sustainable aviation fuel, this offer also includes an end-to-end solution, with environmentally responsible pre- and post-carriage procedures, as well as management of reusable transport packaging. It is also in line with its “Powering Sustainable Logistics” CSR programme, in which Bolloré Logistics committed to cut its scope 3 CO2 emissions generated by the execution of transport by 30% by 2030 compared to 2019.

About Bolloré Logistics

Bolloré Logistics is a major international supply chain operator and ranks among the world’s top ten transport and logistics groups with an integrated network of 603 agencies in 111 countries. Placing customers at the heart of its strategy, Bolloré Logistics is committed to designing innovative, robust and agile solutions. Through the reliable management of the entire supply chain, the company has developed a high level of resilience enabling it to control risks by securing transport plans through alternative options and to lead a continuous improvement policy over the long term while acting as an ethical and responsible player.


Press contacts:

Cindy Patan, Media Relations Manager – Bolloré Transport & Logistics
T +33 1 46 96 49 75 / +33 7 72 40 49 75 – cindy.patan(at)bollore.com 

Adeline Durand, Corporate Communications Manager - Bolloré Logistics
T +33 1 46 96 17 21 – adeline.durand(at)bollore.com