Geodis is now offering its customers the opportunity to use alternative fuels in its air and sea divisions across the globe.
The sustainable aviation and sustainable marine fuels are derived from non-fossil sources, and are produced using food and agricultural waste, mainly in the form of cooking oil. Their use allows for a reduction in CO2 emissions over the cycle from production to fuel consumption; at least 80% for air and 90% for sea transport, along with a reduction in other pollutants.
More sustainable fuels are already being utilised in the company’s road transport division.
These alternative fuel sources are classified as ‘insetting’ or ‘integrated carbon reduction’ as they occur within the means of transport’s own supply chain, unlike conventional carbon offsetting, such as solar panels, wind turbines and tree plantations, which are not involved directly in the operational sphere.
Philippe de Carné, Executive Vice President at Geodis explains that these insetting alternatives offer the company’s customers the ability to “directly impact the global carbon output linked to their shipments by reducing it significantly.”