Global Component Asia Partners DHL Express for Carbon Emission Reductions

Global Component Asia (GCA) announced a significant step in its sustainability journey by joining DHL Express’ GoGreen Plus programme.

GCA, a leading aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) service provider based in Malaysia, is committed to a 30% reduction in the carbon emissions of its time-definite international shipments through the use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).

“At Global Component Asia, we believe SAF is one of the most promising decarbonisation levers viable for our current fleets as we work towards our net-zero goals. This partnership with DHL Express enables us to contribute to climate protection through the programme. We hope to inspire more to support this green energy transition,” said Dato’ Nonee Ashirin binti Dato’ Mohd Radzi, Chairman of Global Component Asia.

Launched in 2023, GoGreen Plus allows customers to contribute towards the funding of SAF though a book-and-claim metholody. The resulting carbon reduction from the investment amount can then be credited for Scope 3 emission reporting, which refers to the indirect greenhouse gases produced in a company’s downstream value chain.

SAF is presently the only scalable short-term solution for long-distance flights. Made from sustainably sourced renewable waste and residue raw materials, it can also cut the lifecycle emissions of typical aviation fuel by up to 80%.

The agreement follows efforts by GCA to move the environmental dimension of its ESG agenda forward. On the social front, the company has been an active proponent for more equitable workplaces by collaborating with LeadWomen to increase the number of women in corporate leadership and advocating further female representation in aviation.

“SAF is widely recognised as a key factor for achieving carbon-neutral flight,” said Julian Neo, Managing Director of DHL Express Malaysia and Brunei. “Increased adoption of the technology across industrial value chains can accelerate market scale-up and availability. We are delighted to have GCA on board as we strive to help businesses mitigate the climate impact of their logistics needs.”

Sustainable air transportation solutions have risen in importance as logistics providers seek to run greener operations while balancing market demand.

According to a recent analysis by the Internal Air Transport Association (IATA), air cargo volume is expected to increase by 4.5% in 2024 with current capacity returning to pre-COVID levels.

GoGreen Plus is made possible by three significant SAF contracts with bp, Neste, and World Energy. An independent third-party agency, Société Générale de Surveillance, verifies the reductions, which can be counted towards Scope 3 and Science Based Targets (SBTi).