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DHL and Prada Group contribute to more sustainable air freight with SAF

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DHL Global Forwarding announces the first investment of the Prada Group in Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) credits, utilizing DHL Global Forwarding’s GoGreen Plus service.

By leveraging sustainable fuels, DHL Global Forwarding is able to support customers in effectively reducing their transport emissions from air freight.

Already in 2023, the partnership with DHL allowed Prada Group to save approximately 4,500 metric tons of CO2e, which would correspond to 7% of the Group’s total transport associated emissions.

Today SAF is produced from waste sources, such as used cooking oil and food waste.

DHL follows hereby an insetting approach, utilizing sustainable fuels to reduce emissions directly at the source.

Air carriers use sustainable biofuels on behalf of DHL, leading to reductions in emissions.

These emission reductions are transferred to DHL, who then allocates them to the shippers in the form of certificates.

Mario Zini, Managing Director of DHL Global Forwarding Italy said: “In today’s world, it is crucial to establish a clear roadmap for decarbonization that involves carriers, SAF manufacturers, regulators, and customers.

“We are proud that Prada Group has chosen to leverage the expertise of DHL Global Forwarding to form a partnership that we believe will drive the much-needed change forward.”

The Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) utilized by DHL for the Prada Group is certified by the International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC).

This certification guarantees that the fuel is produced in compliance with rigorous sustainability standards.