Google will join one the world’s largest SAF programs
Google has announced that it will join one of the world’s largest sustainable aviation fuel programs, operated by American Express Global Business Travel (Amex GBT) and Shell Aviation.
Google’s team-up with Amex GBT and Shell Aviation builds on the company’s goal to reach net zero across all its operations and value chain by 2030. According to Google management, the step is in line with the enterprise’s continued efforts to accelerate the global transition to a carbon-free future.”
Private sector can drive change
International Airport Review reports that Amex GBT and Shell Aviation’s SAF program demonstrates how the private sector can drive systemic change and help finance aviation’s transition to net zero by bringing together major corporations. These corporations include Google, Aon, Bank of America and Delta Air Lines. The program launched in 2022 with 1 million gallons of SAF available for corporate customers – enough to power almost 15,000 business trips from London-to-New York.
Andrew Crawley, President, American Express Global Business Travel: “Business travel is a crucial passenger segment for aviation, accounting for around 15% of air travel globally and generating around 40% of revenues. To have Google join our growing SAF program demonstrates how corporate collaboration can accelerate aviation’s transition to net zero and enable more sustainable travel.”