Clean Air Transport

What is Clean Air Transport?

A partnership supporting the decarbonization of air transportation.

SFC’s Clean Air Transport program aims to unite first movers on sustainable aviation in the freight sector, leveraging increased transparency of the GHG emissions from air freight services to drive decarbonization measures across the air transport sector. Air freight decarbonization will depend on increased utilization rates within the system as a whole, ongoing fleet renewal towards newer, more efficient aircraft, and a significant ramp up of SAF availability and use in the market, supported by a common and well-accepted book and claim framework (until SAF use is the norm).

Organizations on their journey to freight decarbonization can become a member of Smart Freight Centre and join the SFC community. Members have access to a wide portfolio of initiatives and projects to help them collaborate to improve their GHG emission performance and supply chain economics. Membership unlocks solutions through several SFC programs, including  Global Logistics Emissions Council (GLEC), Clean Cargo, Sustainable Freight Buyers Alliance (SFBA), and Clean Air Transport.

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What does Clean Air Transport do?

SFC’s Clean Air Transport program will address all of these issues, working with strategic partners and scheme members to leverage increased access to, and use of, primary data. This will support decision-making to reduce GHG emissions and roll out practical book and claim guidelines to accelerate the use of SAF. We will also work with program members and other partners such as SBTi to further develop the GLEC methodology. Our aim is to support alignment in target setting within the air transport sector and exchange on measures and best practices taken to achieve such targets.

Our 2024 work program will focus on

  • Book & Claim Guidelines
  • Platform for primary data sharing
  • Establish and refine ISO14083 compliant accounting for air freight
  • Monitoring of industry targets and measures

Clean Air Transport Participants

Program participants are the most ambitious airlines driving collaboration in sustainability across competitive boundaries, the most advanced forwarders in climate action and shippers taking responsibility for the green transformation in air transportation. All are striving for a joint successful move towards low carbon aviation.


Freight Forwarders


Fuel Providers

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Becoming an SFC member unlocks solutions deriving from our SFC programs including GLEC, Clean Cargo, Sustainable Freight Buyers Alliance, and Clean Air Transport.