Corporate Travel Now Included in
ANA's SAF Flight Initiative
- • Extension of SAF program will help corporate customers reduce and document their emissions from business travel
- • Increasing SAF access to a wider range of customers will help accelerate the adoption of sustainable fuels
TOKYO, Jan. 20, 2022 - All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan's largest and 5-Star airline for nine consecutive years, is solidifying its commitment to accelerate the adoption of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) by extending its "SAF Flight Initiative" to include business travel from participating corporate partners. Launched in October 2021, this program aims to expand SAF utilization and reduce emissions related to business travel, engaging companies as well as customers across a growing range of industries.
Initially only available for the cargo sector, ANA is proud to build on its legacy of SAF leadership by expanding this program to corporate customers as they work to reduce CO2 emissions. Participating companies that enroll in the SAF Flight Initiative will receive certification noting the reduction in carbon emissions.
"Since the launch of the 'SAF Flight Initiative' for the cargo sector in October last year, the response we received was much bigger than we expected, both in Japan and overseas. With the urgent need to address climate change, I believe the environmental awareness in the corporate world will continue to expand this year as well," said Shinichi Inoue, Executive Vice President overseeing Sales & Marketing. "Let's work together to create a sustainable society and pass on the blue sky to the next generation. We look forward to your support and participation."
Beginning in April 2022, the Tokyo Stock Exchange will be reorganized and require companies listed in the top-tier Prime Market to report certain ESG-related efforts based on Japan's recently revised Corporate Governance Code. ANA welcomes these new initiatives and will continue to introduce products and services to reduce CO2 emissions.
As part of the ANA Future Promise initiative, ANA has taken a number of ambitious steps to minimize its environmental impact, including programs to reduce plastic waste and the issuance of sustainability-based bonds. ANA's commitment to sustainability has seen it included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for five consecutive years.
|How to Join||Enter into corporate agreement with ANA
|Certificate||Issuance of a CO2 reduction certificate verified by a third-party organization|
|Usage||Substantially reduce CO2 emissions from employee business trips, etc. (Category 6 of Scope 3)||Substantially reduce CO2 emissions from transportation and delivery of goods in the business value chain
(Categories 4, 9 of Scope 3)
|Other benefits||Listing of company name, corporate symbol, etc. as a SAF Flight Initiative partner|
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Founded in 1952 with just two helicopters, All Nippon Airways (ANA) has grown to become the largest airline in Japan. ANA HOLDINGS Inc. (ANA HD) was established in 2013 as the largest airline group holding company in Japan, comprising 71 companies including ANA and Peach Aviation, the leading LCC in Japan.
ANA is a launch customer and the largest operator of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, making ANA HD the biggest Dreamliner owner in the world. A member of Star Alliance since 1999, ANA has joint venture agreements with United Airlines, Lufthansa German Airlines, Swiss International Airlines, and Austrian Airlines - giving it a truly global presence.
The airline's legacy of superior service has helped it earn SKYTRAX's respected 5-Star rating every year since 2013, with ANA being the only Japanese airline to win this prestigious designation for nine consecutive years. ANA also has been recognized by Air Transport World as "Airline of the Year" three times (2007, 2013 and 2018); it is one of only a select few airlines to win this prominent award multiple times.
In 2021, ANA was awarded the 5-star COVID-19 safety rating by SKYTRAX, recognizing the airline's initiatives to provide a safe, clean and hygienic environment at airports and aboard aircraft, embodied in the ANA Care Promise.
ANA is the only company in the aviation industry to receive the Gold Class distinction from the 2021 S&P Global Sustainability Awards and ANA HD has been selected as a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index list for the fourth consecutive year and the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index list for the fifth consecutive year.
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