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Carbon offset solution now available for cargo customers

Sep 15, 2022

Starting on September 15, 2022, Finnair Cargo invites its customers to measure, reduce and offset their shipment emissions with a service that combines Sustainable Aviation Fuel and trusted climate projects.  

Through the service, a platform powered by CHOOOSE, Finnair Cargo’s customers can calculate their flight’s direct CO2 emissions and seamlessly address their journey by choosing a mix of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) and certified offset projects. The pricing varies depending on how the contribution is shared between the two. In the first phase the service is available with a credit card payment, and offers an easy solution for freight forwarders to share the climate program link with cargo shippers interested in sustainability. The service is intended for managing the CO2 emissions associated with individual or a small number of shipments. Customers wishing to compensate for a bigger volume of shipments can contact Finnair Cargo via this form.

“We want to offer our customers a simple and transparent way to mitigate the climate impacts of their shipments,” says Milla Nyholm, Marketing and Sustainability Lead, Finnair Cargo. “This service is the first step in launching our sustainability related offering for cargo customers and it combines two important tools, offsets and SAF, which both are needed to reach carbon neutrality in aviation.” 

The high price and limited availability of sustainable aviation fuels still present challenges for increasing its usage in commercial aviation, and thus stimulating demand and supply is important to drive down the price of SAF and to increase its availability. Meanwhile, offsets continue to be central in reaching carbon neutrality in aviation, and trustworthy offset projects with concrete and verifiable emission cuts are needed.

“CHOOOSE is proud to support Finnair in enabling their cargo customers to understand, track and address their carbon footprint. Together we are driving positive change and accelerating climate solutions like Sustainable Aviation Fuel and carbon removal projects - a much-needed step in the journey towards decarbonising the aviation sector.” says CHOOOSE founder and CEO, Andreas Slettvoll.    

Finnair’s previous offsetting service was discontinued in March, 2020 due to Finnish legislation, which has since then been changed to allow companies to offer CO2 offsetting services to customers.  

Finnair targets to halve net emissions by the end of 2025 and reach carbon neutrality by the end of 2045, and is working systematically towards these targets The toolkit for achieving the CO2 reduction targets focuses on reducing own emissions through aircraft weight reduction, fuel-efficient flying and the use of sustainable aviation fuels and offsetting. 

The service can be accessed through Finnair Cargo website. Cargo customers can also book a sustainability meeting with Finnair Cargo for further information or to discuss their sustainability needs in more detail.