Delta Cargo joins alliance to promote air freight sustainability

Delta’s cargo arm joins the Sustainable Air Freight Alliance to track and reduce emissions from air freight.

BSR Delta Delta Cargo Sustainable Air Freight Alliance

Courtesy of Delta

US-based Delta Cargo has joined the Sustainable Air Freight Alliance (SAFA), a business-led collaborative initiative aiming to reduce its members’ environmental footprint, a press release stated. 

The airline has committed US$1 billion over the next 10 years to mitigate all emissions from its global business. 

Delta says 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 BSR or Business for Social Responsibility, a nonprofit business network and consultancy dedicated to sustainability, the release stated.  

Delta Cargo has taken a proactive stance in reducing its carbon footprint by replacing light bulbs in its warehouses to energy-efficient LED lighting and switching to electric tugs. 

With this new collaboration, Delta will join the likes of DB Schenker, DHL, Finnair, GEODIS, H&M, Maersk, Nike, and United Airlines in promoting air transport sustainability.

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