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National X-country team buys biofuel from SAS

October 31, 2019 08:00

The Swedish cross-country team has decided to invest in biofuel to reduce its climate affecting emissions. The team is buying biofuel from SAS at an amount equivalent to the fuel consumption of the skiers’ and trainers’ flights between Stockholm and Östersund in 2019.

Since last summer, anyone flying with SAS can opt to buy biofuel, which reduces climate-affecting carbon dioxide emissions by up to 80 percent.

“We are incredibly proud of the national cross-country team’s decision to buy biofuel. We are constantly developing more sustainable products and services, and one way of contributing to this is to offer the opportunity to buy biofuel. So it’s great that the Swedish skiers want to be part of the transition to a more sustainable way of traveling. Hopefully, more will be inspired to follow their example,” says Karl Sandlund EVP & Chief Commercial Officer, SAS.

SAS doesn’t make any profit on the fuel bought by customers like the Swedish cross-country team and it is added to the biofuel already bought by SAS.

“For the Swedish Ski Association, sustainability is a natural part of its activities. We aim to offer good sporting environments with a healthy financial situation and we want to use natural resources in a responsible and effective way so as not to put our climate and opportunities for future generations at risk. Together with our partners, we want to do our best to minimize our footprint and set an example in sustainable travel, which is why we’re delighted to be able to take steps together with SAS toward more sustainable travel,” says Ola Strömberg, Association Director and acting head of the cross-country team at the Swedish Ski Association.

The increased use of biofuel is a prerequisite for more sustainable flights and for SAS to be able to achieve its objective of cutting climate-affecting carbon dioxide emissions by 25 percent by 2030.

SAS works in various ways to promote the large-scale production of sustainable biofuel in Scandinavia.

For more information, please contact:  
SAS Press office, phn +46 8 797 2944

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