Japan’s KWE to co-purchase 640,000 SAF litres with IAG Cargo


Japanese logistics firm Kintetsu World Express (KWE) announced that it has signed an agreement with International Airlines Group’s (IAG) Cargo division to co-purchase 640,000 litres of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to reduce its scope 3 emissions.

“SAF remains the most effective way to reduce our largest scope 3 emissions which come from air freight forwarding. We are proud and delighted to be working with IAG Cargo, our long-time business partner. Together, we look forward to leading the decarbonization of the industry,” said Nobutoshi Torii, president and CEO, KWE.

Through the agreement, KWE will partially fund the purchase of 640,000 litres of SAF to reduce its supply chain scope 3 emissions.

The SAF, certified by International Sustainability & Carbon Certification and produced from used cooking oil and food waste, will have a more than 90% improvement in lifecycle emissions as compared to conventional jet fuel, and reduce over 1,800 tonnes of GHG emissions on a lifecycle basis for KWE.

“This marks our first SAF partnership in Asia, and we are delighted to support KWE to address scope 3 emissions for their supply chain. We are committed to minimising our environmental impact and contributing to the wider sustainability goals of the air cargo industry. This is a great example of how we can help our customers in their decarbonisation efforts,” said Saleem Saeed, sustainability manager, IAG Cargo.