GENEVA, Switzerland / May 23, 2022 / AVIATION NEWS – At Avfuel Corporation, sustainability is far more than just a selling point—for the leading global supplier of aviation fuel and services, it is a profound commitment to better the health of its communities and world. Toward this end, Avfuel applied for and was found to meet the requirements for NATA’s Sustainability Standard for Aviation Businesses.
From its efforts, Avfuel was designated as a Green Aviation Business – Tier 1 at its Ann Arbor, Mich., headquarters. To date, Avfuel’s headquarters is just one of 24 locations—held by 13 companies—to receive a designation under the standard.*
“Sustainability is more than an ideal at Avfuel, it’s a mindset,” said Marci Ammerman, vice president of marketing for Avfuel. “With every decision that’s made, we think about how a solution or process can be made more sustainable—how our operations can become more sustainable. It’s in the solutions we provide to our customers, the sustainable measures we take at our headquarters and the education we provide to our employees.”
As part of the tier 1 certification process, the Avfuel team established its baseline carbon footprint, submitted its environmental policy, phased out single-use products in its kitchen/dining area, and confirmed its utilization of the following: a local recycling program; paperless processes; LED lighting; a filtered water fill station; motion-sensor lighting; energy-star rated kitchen appliances; and low-flow plumbing fixtures.
“We’re proud to join the ranks of some of our branded FBOs—Duncan Aviation, Million Air and Ross Aviation—who also committed to the NATA Sustainability Standard for Aviation Businesses,” said Ammerman. “We always strive to be on the leading edge of sustainability initiatives to support, inspire and guide sustainably-minded operations across the Avfuel Network. We’d encourage any aviation business to look at NATA’s standard and discover how even small changes can make a big difference.”
The certification is illustrative of Avfuel’s overall commitment to sustainability. The fuel supplier is committed to identifying, developing, providing and advocating for sustainable solutions, making it Avfuel’s duty to promote environmentally responsible operations at its properties and throughout the Avfuel Network, in addition to facilitating initiatives to help customers reach their sustainability goals.
In addition to those efforts previously highlighted, Avfuel also plans to offset all annual carbon emissions generated from scope 1 and 2 activities, fuel used in corporate aircraft, and diesel used in leased refueler truck equipment across the Avfuel Network. For its customers, Avfuel offers an array of sustainable solutions, including sustainable aviation fuel, book and claim, and carbon offsetting. Those interested in learning more are encouraged to visit Avfuel.com/Sustainability.
*At time of writing on May 11, 2022.
ABOUT NATA’S SUSTAINABILITY STANDARD FOR AVIATION BUSINESSES
According to NATA, its Sustainability Standard for Aviation Businesses was created to provide aviation businesses with a self-certification process for pursuing flexible options to lower their carbon footprint. Developed by a group within NATA’s Environment Committee, the industry standard was designed to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, increase use of environmentally-friendly energy sources, reduce waste and encourage sustainability operation-wide. The standard is consistent with existing environmental and sustainability standards for establishing and reducing a company’s carbon footprint.
ABOUT AVFUEL CORPORATION
Avfuel provides fuel and services—including sustainable fuel and initiatives—to the global aviation industry and is the leading independent supplier in the United States. Established as a supply and logistics company nearly 50 years ago, Avfuel is core competent in every aspect that surrounds the delivery of fuel—from refinery to wingtip. Avfuel combines global access with personalized service throughout a fueling network of more than 3,000 locations worldwide and 650+ Avfuel-branded FBOs. Our 100% dedication to aviation demonstrates our passion and commitment to a global community that prospers on the movement of goods and services around the world.