Always Carbon Offset Airfreight
June 27th 2019
Scanlog stops selling traditional air freight. All our air freight is now carbon offset – free of charge for our clients.
On Monday July 1, Scandinavian Logistics Partners AB will cease selling traditional air freight and launches Always Carbon Offset Air Freight.
Scanlog’s CEO Mattias Ljungberg explains: “For many years we have been working on the concept of Responsible Logistics with a big focus on reducing the environmental impact of transportation. Together with our customers we optimize routing, capacity utilization and not at least transport modes. Thanks to this we have become a major rail freight operator. But we are also one of the major air freight forwarders in Sweden and now we want to take a step towards reducing the climate impact of aviation. “
Aviation accounts for about 2 – 3 % of global greenhouse gas emissions (CO2e) and the transport sector as a whole account for about 15 %. Air freight offers industry and commerce the opportunity to quickly and safely bring home goods and finished products from all over the world. For the export industry air freight is in many cases the only option to transport time-sensitive, delicate or perishable products to global customers. The aviation sector’s CO2e emissions are small in relation to other sectors’ emissions, but CO2e emissions per transported unit are considerably larger than for other modes of transport.
From now on, Scanlog will always offset for the CO2e emissions caused by the air freight (including pre- and on-carriage) that is handled for its customers, by investing in projects certified according to the international standards Gold Standard and CCBS (Climate & Community Biodiversity Standard). The Carbon offsetting also contributes to sustainable ecological and social development in the regions where the projects are and contributes to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
Mathias Wideroth, executive chairman and co-founder of Scanlog, says: “Pending fossil-free aviation, which will most likely be introduced gradually over the next couple of decades thanks to the development of both biofuel production and electrified aircraft, we who fly must also act here and now. It therefore feels important to contribute to reducing the climate impact of aviation immediately.”
Mattias Ljungberg, Scanlog’s CEO, summarizes: “We are the first logistics company in Sweden, and probably in the world, who now always carbon offsets all air freight we handle without cost to our customers. It feels very good!”