January 18, 2016
The KLM Corporate BioFuel Programme has welcomed a new partner: the ABN AMRO bank today officially joined the group of pioneering corporations who share KLM’s vision on sustainability and are striving to reduce their environmental footprint.
The KLM Corporate BioFuel Programme was established in 2012 in cooperation with SkyNRG. The corporations that participate in the KLM Corporate BioFuel Programme pay a surcharge that covers the price difference between sustainable jet fuel and fossil jet fuel. This investment is fully utilised by KLM to purchase sustainable jet fuel, supplied by SkyNRG. Consequently, the participating corporations reduce CO2 emissions resulting from their business travel, but also contribute to the further development of the sustainable jet fuel market.
The agreement was signed at the ABN AMRO head office by Gerrit Zalm, Chairman of the Managing Board of ABN AMRO and Pieter Elbers, President & CEO of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines.
“We are pleased to join KLM’s sustainability initiative,” said Gerrit Zalm. “As a bank, we are striving to reduce our CO2 emissions in various different areas. This programme effectively contributes to our efforts.”
“ABN AMRO is a welcome addition to KLM’s Corporate BioFuel Programme,” said Pieter Elbers. “KLM is working with partners worldwide to speed up the development of sustainable biofuel, which will lead to growing demand and lower prices, hopefully prompting other airlines to start using biofuel. Every new development is a step towards a more sustainable air transport industry.”
“As supplier of sustainable jet fuel to the KLM Corporate BioFuel Programme, we’re excited to see ABN AMRO join. Together with the other leading companies in this partnership, they’re raising the bar in taking responsibility for reduction of their business travel footprint. By supporting this development they are actively helping to create a new market and a sustainable future for aviation” said Maarten van Dijk, CEO SkyNRG.
In addition to ABN AMRO, the programme’s partners are Accenture, CBRE Global Investors, FMO, FrieslandCampina, City of Amsterdam, Heineken, Loyens & Loeff, Nike, PGGM, Perfetti Van Melle and the Schiphol Group.