Novo Nordisk signs up for SAF with K+N

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Healthcare firm Novo Nordisk has partnered with Kuehne+Nagel (K+N) to use 12m litres of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for its air cargo shipments.

The agreement comes as the healthcare firm has the ambition to reach zero CO2 emissions from operations and transport by 2030. 

“With the deployment of 12m litres of SAF, Novo Nordisk will be able to replace fossil fuel for all K+N airfreight shipments in 2022,” the forwarder said.

It claimed the deal would reduce direct emissions of around 30,000 tonnes of CO2.

Dorethe Nielsen, vice president of corporate environmental strategy at Novo Nordisk, said: “This is yet another step in Novo Nordisk’s continuous support of the development of sustainable aviation fuel.

“Our airfreight accounts for most of our product distribution emissions as we provide life-saving medicines to patients around the world.

“We want to drive change in this area to help pave the way for other companies to also transition and cut emissions.”

Earlier this year, the forwarder announced a partnership with IAG on SAF for shipments.

The forwarder is also working with other airlines on the use of SAF.

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Damian Brett

Damian Brett
I have been writing about the freight and logistics industry since 2007 when I joined International Freighting Weekly to cover the shipping sector.After a stint in PR, I have gone on to work for Containerisation International and Lloyds List - where I was editor of container shipping - before joining Air Cargo News in 2015.Contact me on [email protected]