International travel management Company CWT has announced a partnership with Delta Air Lines on an agreement to purchase enough sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to cover the projected fuel usage from all of CWT’s travelers on Delta on 5 June, World Environment Day.
The agreement is part of Delta’s Flight to Net Zero initiative that encompasses the company’s global carbon neutral goal. It also represents new initiatives, products and standards that will advance clean air travel and accelerate the reduction of carbon emissions, according to CWT.
The agreement underscores CWT’s commitment to environmental stewardship, a core part of its strategy, culture and consulting activities as a U.N Global Compact signatory since 2012, the company claims.
“Actions speak louder than words, and we are delighted to further cement both our wide-reaching partnership with Delta and our commitment to responsible business, in such an innovative and public initiative.” said Patrick Andersen, CWT’s Chief Commercial Officer.
“Our strong sustainability partnership with CWT helps to drive the industry forward to a more environmentally-sound future,” said Steve Sear, Delta’s Executive Vice President of Global Sales, “and underscores a conceptual alignment within the travel industry to proactively find solutions for the carbon footprint created by travel.”
Delta was the No. 1 airline named among America’s Most Sustainable Companies by Barron’s in 2020, the only U.S. airline included in the 2021 S&P Global Sustainability Yearbook and has received the Vision for America Award by Keep America Beautiful and Captain Planet Foundation's Superhero Corporate Award, the company claims. Delta has also earned a spot on the FTSE4Good Index for six consecutive years and the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index for ten consecutive years.