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Guala Closures partners with Air France-KLM on green fuel initiative

Stopper maker Guala Closures Group has joined the Air France-KLM Sustainable Aviation Fuel programme to support greener air travel around the globe.

The aim of the programme is to reduce carbon emissions in the aviation sector via an alternative fuel that is said to reduce CO2 emissions by up to 85%.

The SAF programme is part of Air France-KLM’s eco-sustainability initiative that allows companies to play an active role in the future of green air travel.

Greener aviation fuels can be made from waste oils, waste products and forest residues and can be incorporated into jet fuel without any engine modifications.

As a corporate customer of Air France and KLM, Guala Closures Group can come up with an estimate of the CO2 emissions associated with its travel.

This will enable the company to determine an annual contribution it wishes to devote to the programme. All contributions will be invested in the sourcing and consumption of the sustainable aviation fuel to promote greener air travel.

“Membership of the Air France-KLM SAF programme is perfectly in line with our own corporate objectives. Every part of a company’s impact on the planet must be evaluated,” said Gabriele Del Torchio, CEO of Guala Closures Group.

“Travel is an important aspect of Guala Closures’ life, as we are a global company with many production and R&D sites around the globe.

“By acting together with our business partners we can have a real impact in the reduction of carbon emissions in many ways. The group congratulates the airline on this initiative, which we are proud to support,” he added.

Stefane Vanovermeier, Air France-KLM’s general manager, added, “Air France-KLM is delighted to welcome Guala Closures Group to the SAF programme.

“It underlines that the production of sustainable aviation fuels is important to everyone, to help achieve carbon reduction targets in the aviation sector. Partnering with companies like Guala Closures is an important step to achieving these aims much faster.

“Also, it proves that many companies share the aim to make their operations more sustainable and by acting together can achieve more. The programme will stimulate the availability of sustainable aviation fuel on a larger scale, making the price more economically competitive.”

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