British Airways has announced a new partnership with group business travel specialists Travel Places that will see the launch of a new sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) fund, providing a unique opportunity for its clients to address the carbon footprint from their business travel.
As part of the newly announced partnership, Travel Places is now offering its clients the opportunity to purchase SAF, which is currently only provided through the airline’s partnership with Phillips 66 Limited.
“Our clients deliver incredible events that have a positive impact on so many lives, but there is recognition of the impact that travel to these events can have on resources, society and the environment” Nick Warren, Joint Managing Director at Travel Places said in an official statement. “We are committed to developing solutions that will support our clients as they continue to make progress towards ambitious sustainability goals. It is by working together that we can have the greatest positive impact, so we are delighted to be working with British Airways on this initiative, which demonstrates our shared commitment towards a more sustainable future for our industry.”
“At British Airways, we believe that sustainable aviation fuel can be a game-changer and our continued investment in its development is just one of the ways we plan to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 or sooner” Carrie Harris, Director of Sustainability at British Airways added.
“By Travel Places giving its clients the opportunity to purchase SAF, companies are able to better understand and address their emissions and support the advancement, production and commercial rollout of SAF to help reduce aviation’s reliance on fossil fuels.”
*Scope 3 includes all indirect emissions that occur in the value chain of a reporting company.