November 9, 2023News
Flexport, the leading tech-driven logistics platform, announced a partnership with CHOOOSE to accelerate the decarbonization of air freight emissions. The new program enables customers to support the use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in air transport. With lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions that are typically a fifth of those from conventional jet fuels, SAF will play a pivotal role in decarbonizing the aviation sector in the coming years.
This new service integrates CHOOOSE technology directly within Flexport platform to provide a seamless user experience. Through this book-and-claim chain of custody model, clients are able to purchase certificates that reduce their scope three emissions and ensure the use of a low-carbon SAF in air freight transport. This service allows any client with air shipment emissions to participate, regardless of trade lane or geography. By focusing on emissions reductions through SAF, the impacts are felt within the value chain from which the emissions originated.
All Flexport customers will have access to the SAF offering within the Sustainability Dashboard, alongside existing services for emissions calculations, reporting, and purchasing carbon offsets or marine biofuels credits. With this new SAF service, Flexport users can easily track SAF purchases and monitor their cumulative impact over time.
“Sustainable Aviation Fuels are integral to decarbonizing the freight sector. Flexport’s partnership with CHOOOSE will allow our customers to seamlessly address their airfreight emissions in the Flexport platform. We are an early supporter of CHOOOSE, and Flexport is proud to announce this collaboration and commitment to reducing transportation emissions across our value chain,” says Neel Jones Shah, SVP of Air Strategy & Carrier Development.
“CHOOOSE is proud to power Flexport and its customers in addressing air freight carbon emissions. By offering a seamless emission calculation and purchase experience directly in their platform, Flexport is facilitating the much-needed acceleration of sustainable aviation fuel” said Andreas Slettvoll, CEO at CHOOOSE.
“We developed the CHOOOSE API to put impactful climate solutions in the hands of our partners and their customers. SAF has lower net lifecycle carbon emissions than fossil-based jet fuels, it is sustainably produced without depleting natural resources, and it’s compatible with existing aircraft engines, all of which means it has the potential to meaningfully reduce the carbon intensity of flying,” adds Slettvoll.
Flexport strives to reduce its environmental impact within the transportation value chain by working with its customers and partners to develop services that make sustainable options more accessible. A sustainable supply chain is foundational to Flexport’s long-term strategy, and the partnership with CHOOOSE is fundamental to its commitment to deliver tech-driven climate programs for its customers.
Flexport’s clients can learn more about SAF and its other sustainability programs by reaching out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We believe trade can move the human race forward. That's why since our founding in 2013, it's been Flexport’s mission to make global trade easy for everyone. Flexport is the tech-driven platform for global logistics—empowering buyers, sellers and their logistics partners with the technology and services to grow and innovate. In 2022, Flexport was named #1 on CNBC's Disruptor 50 List as well as one of Fast Company's Most Innovative Companies. In February 2022, Flexport raised $935 million in a Series E investment round led by Andreessen Horowitz and MSD Partners with a strategic investment from Shopify, as well as participation from existing partners DST Global, Founders Fund, SoftBank Vision Fund 1, and other investors. The investment brought Flexport's post-money valuation to over $8 billion.
Flexport.org is the dedicated sustainability and impact team within Flexport that enables organizations to deliver aid and meet their decarbonization goals with greater ease and lower costs. Flexport.org creates value-added services for Flexport users to measure and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, bringing sustainability into the forefront of their business roadmap. Flexport.org also provides critically needed visibility and expertise to nonprofits and NGOs, governments, and social enterprises, helping deliver humanitarian aid, disaster relief and development shipments where they are needed most.
CHOOOSE™ provides the leading Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform empowering businesses to integrate climate action into customer experiences. Enterprise partners in sectors like aviation, travel, and logistics deploy CHOOOSE to build, manage, and report on carbon programs that engage their customers as well as advance their internal compliance or voluntary climate goals. Headquartered in Oslo, Norway, CHOOOSE has enterprise partners and employees around the world. Learn more at www.chooose.today