”Sustainable aviation fuels are a key element in our ambitious CO\2\ emissions
reduction targets”, says Anne Larilahti, Vice President, Sustainability at
Finnair. “Solving the climate challenge of aviation requires contribution from
all stakeholders. Companies can reduce the environmental footprint of their
business travel by choosing direct routes, flying with airlines that have a fuel
-efficient fleet, and by choosing to fly with SAF. We are excited to partner
with Neste in this.”
How the SAF-based solution reduces emissions
As part of the pilot project, Neste has arranged to supply altogether 500 metric
tons of SAF in Europe and North America to the airlines most frequently used by
Neste employees on their business travels. The volume already provided for
Finnair’s use is included in the total.
Replacing fossil jet fuel with such an amount of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation
Fuel has been calculated to cut greenhouse gas emissions by up to 1,500 tons
CO\2\ equivalent when all the emissions over the life cycle of the fuels are
taken into account and compared*. The emission savings correspond to the total
estimated emissions that resulted from Neste employees’ business air traveling
globally in 2020.
Neste will continue to reduce the emissions from its employees’ corporate
traveling each year with its SAF-based solution. The volumes of SAF needed to
cut the corresponding emissions are expected to increase post the COVID-19
pandemic; hence, the company continues to consider all alternatives to reduce
its own emissions and those related to its value chains.