Finnish renewable fuels producer Neste and global oil and gas giant BP have agreed separate agreements to supply German logistics and delivery company DHL Express (DHL) with sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), DHL announced.

The companies will each provide DHL with more than 400M litres of SAF over the next five years, according to the 21 March statement.

DHL, which is part of the Deutsche Post DHL Group, said it expected the supply agreements to lead to a reduction in CO2 emissions of 2M tonnes over the aviation fuel lifecycle, representing a major step towards its goal of using 30% of SAF for all air transport by 2030.

“Using SAF is currently one of the aviation industry’s key routes to reducing CO2 emissions over the aviation fuel lifecycle with currently available aircraft types,” Deutsche Post DHL Group CEO Frank Appel said.

As part of the agreements, DHL said both Neste and BP would supply SAF produced from waste oils and the use of feedstock that competed with food production or caused indirect land-use change would be avoided.

“SAF is a cornerstone of the aviation industry’s efforts to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050,” Neste president and CEO Peter Vanacker said. “It requires a joint effort across the aviation value chain with all stakeholders, using all available renewable raw materials and solutions, to reach that goal.”