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.

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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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