ANA Expands SAF Flight Initiative as Leading Japanese Companies Join as Partners
Itochu, the Japan Transport and Tourism Research Institute and Nomura Holdings join as the inaugural corporate partners in ANA’s SAF Flight Initiative. In addition, MITSUI-SOKO EXPRESS Co., Ltd. and MITSUI-SOKO Supply Chain Solutions, Inc. have joined the cargo program launched last October.
The initiative, a first-of-its-kind among Asian airlines, will allow companies to reduce their carbon footprints from business travel and transportation of products, and lead to the expansion of SAF use across industries.
In response to the global demand for companies to address climate change and amidst a recovery trend in international business travel, ANA is committed to helping our customers reduce CO2 emissions from air transportation.
TOKYO, June 28, 2022 – All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest and 5-Star airline for nine consecutive years, has launched its Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) Flight Initiative for corporate customers to promote greater environmental responsibility and help companies reduce their carbon footprints. The program begins with four inaugural partners including Itochu Corporation, the Japan Transport and Tourism Research Institute (JTTRI) and Nomura Holdings, Inc. The companies joining the corporate program will be able to reduce the carbon emissions from their employees’ business travel.
“We are excited to offer the SAF Flight Initiative to a number of Japan’s premier companies,” said Shinichi Inoue, Chief Executive Officer and President of ANA. “ANA is proud to be a sustainability leader as the first airline in Asia to offer a program for reducing carbon emissions through SAF, and we look forward to advancing our program together with more partners.”
ANA is taking various approaches to incorporate more responsible environmental practices into our business and for the stable procurement of SAF. For the expansion of SAF production in Japan, ANA is working with companies through the ACT FOR SKY coalition as well as with other companies engaged in the development of SAF. In addition, ANA is working with Neste, LanzaJet, Inc. and other overseas manufacturers to build a sustainable supply chain.
The SAF Flight Initiative will improve the overall consumer experience while also placing ANA in a position to achieve the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals that the airline has long been committed to. By uniting a range of programs under a single banner, ANA employees will be empowered as they work together with corporate partners to achieve the 2030 and 2050 sustainability benchmarks.