A small ceremony to celebrate this cooperation was held at the Bush House in London, where Gieri Hinnen, Head of Cargo Global Sales at Swiss WorldCargo, and Susanne Wellauer, Vertical Industry Pharma & Healthcare representative at Swiss WorldCargo, handed over a carbon emission reduction certificate to the World Courier’s representatives and thanked them for their dedication and investment. The attendees were (from left to right): Nigel Strong (VP Global Operations), Ray Wood (Head of Global Carrier Management), Alex Guite (Senior VP of Global Operations & Services), Gieri Hinnen, Susanne Wellauer and Paula Pulsoni (VP Sales & Services).
Swiss WorldCargo has announced an agreement with World Courier, a global specialty logistics provider and a part of Cencora (formerly AmerisourceBergen), which will support the use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) within the SWISS airfreight division. World Courier’s investment in SAF, which represents the highest investment that Swiss WorldCargo witnessed so far, will be the equivalent to supporting more than 2,000 shipments from London to Switzerland and will result in 146,513 kg of reduced carbon emissions.
The agreement between World Courier and Swiss WorldCargo reflects the two parties’ shared commitment to establish more sustainable practices across the biopharma logistics and airfreight industries.
SAF, which is made from renewable biomass and waste resources, is a biofuel used to power aircraft that has similar properties to conventional jet fuel but with a fraction of its carbon footprint. In fact, SAF can reduce carbon dioxide emissions by up to 80%, according to the International Air Transport Association.
The collaboration will help to advance the production of SAF, which is one of the enablers for the transition of aviation to carbon neutrality. The SAF manufacturer is certified according to ISCC EU and complies with the requirements of the RED and the certification system ISCC EU, which is approved by the European Commission.
“At Swiss WorldCargo we invest in driving positive change in the airfreight landscape and are directing our efforts to make collaborations such as the one with World Courier a new reality in the near future. World Courier’s investment in SAF with Swiss WorldCargo is in fact a statement of our shared commitment for a more sustainable future of our logistics industry” says Lorenzo Stoll, Head of Cargo at Swiss International Air Lines.
“Our partners trust us to deliver vital pharmaceutical products around the world, ensuring they can reach the patients who need them. As we continue to enhance our service capabilities, we remain equally focused on investing in solutions and implementing practices that enable us to establish more efficient and sustainable operations globally. Our collaboration with Swiss WorldCargo directly aligns with our strategy and reflects the commitment across Cencora to achieve our enterprise-wide science-based carbon reduction target,” said Alex Guite, Senior Vice President of Global Operations & Services at World Courier.
Cencora is committed to the science-based target initiative to reduce its absolute Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions 54.6% by FY2032, based on FY2019.