- As of April 2022, the company has been offsetting its shipments on routes departing from Chile, the United States and Europe.
- Its CO2 footprint compensation will benefit the Luz del Norte Photovoltaic Solar Park, located in the Atacama Desert, the largest of its kind in Chile and South America.
Senator International Chile S.A., an international cargo transport company, signed an alliance with LATAM Cargo, joining the “Let’s Fly Neutral” program promoted by the airline. The program goal is to encourage customers to offset through a collaborative approach; for every ton of CO2 compensated by the customer, the Group will compensate for another ton.
With Let’s Fly Neutral, LATAM Cargo invites its strategic clients to access a platform that not only calculates their CO2 footprint, but also offers offset options through the purchase of carbon credits supporting projects in South America that generate an immediate impact on the environment and communities since they reduce, capture or prevent greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by an amount equivalent to their calculated carbon footprint.
The carbon offsets available on the platform are Voluntary Emission Reduction (VER) units,certified under internationally recognized standards such as the VCS, the Gold Standard, the American Carbon Registry and the Climate Action Reserve, as well as United Nations Certified Emission Reduction (CER) units.
Among the projects available to receive funding under this program, Senator International Chile S.A. opted for one located in the Atacama Desert for clean and renewable solar energy production. This project also aims to help position Chile as a leader in solar energy, diversify the energy matrix and create job and business opportunities in the Copiapó region.
“Dealing with environmental impacts and contributing to renewable energy projects is an urgent need. That is why when we got LATAM Cargo’s invitation to be part of this initiative, we signed on straight away. We appreciate this amazing opportunity to be strategic allies contributing responsibly toward measures that benefit both the environment and the communities where the project is located,” said Pablo Arze, Commercial Manager of Senator-International Chile S.A.
Senior Manager of Marketing and Products at LATAM Cargo Cristina Oñate highlighted the uniqueness of the compensation program. “Let’s Fly Neutral represents our spirit when it comes to sustainability. It promotes positive impacts by focusing resources on projects with international standards that produce an immediate effect, and prioritizes initiatives with environmental benefits, as well as social and economic benefits for the surrounding communities. Our program is based on collaboration, and we thank Senator-International Chile S.A. for their faith in it.”