DHL Express and World Energy have entered into a significant long-term partnership aimed at accelerating the decarbonization of aviation logistics. This initiative involves the acquisition of around 668 million liters of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) through the use of sustainable aviation fuel certificates (SAFc).

This seven-year agreement, extending until 2030, stands out as one of the most longest and largest SAFc agreements within the aviation industry.

The Agreement:

The agreement is expected to reduce approx. 1.7 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions over the aviation fuel lifecycle. This is equivalent to handling approximately 77,000 annual DFL Express aircraft movements in the America’s carbon neutrally for one year. The agreement is a part of DHL Group’s Sustainability roadmap. It includes reducing the group’s annual greenhouse gas emissions to below 29 million tonnes of CO2e in 2030 across scopes 1, 2, and 3.

DHL will adhere to rigorous sustainability certification standards from the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials, supplying fuel to Los Angeles airports near World Energy’s Paramount, CA production facility.

Transparency and accountability with Book & Claim

With SAFc, the fuel’s environmental attributes are separated from the fuel itself using a “Book & Claim” chain of custody model. The approach improves transparency and accountability in sustainable fuels. The process involves ensuring that a third party accurately transfers and verifies the emission reductions linked to each credit. It allows DHL Express to purchase SAFc, utilize the related emission reductions, and extend the environmental attributes to its customers through the GoGreen Plus service.

SAFc delivered through Book & Claim also helps minimize both logistical costs and emissions, as the fuel does not need to be shipped worldwide. This helps make SAFc the most efficient way to decarbonize aviation. World Energy’s Book and claim delivery of SAFc reduces logistical costs and emissions. SAFc is a sustainable decarbonization method that meets sustainability certification standards and can be traced through an independent registry.


“DHL Express is firmly dedicated to pioneering a sustainable future in aviation logistics. By partnering with World Energy, we are taking another concrete leap toward minimizing our carbon footprint. We want to inspire more suppliers to accelerate industry-wide production and adoption of SAF,” said John Pearson, CEO, DHL Express.

“Decarbonizing the hard-to-abate sectors requires commitment across the value chain. Such partnerships are the key to enabling companies like DHL to meet their ambitions and climate goals, ” Gene Gebolys, World Energy CEO, said.

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