Coldplay is partnering with Neste to take steps towards the band’s target of reducing CO2 emissions from its Music Of The Spheres World Tour by 50% compared to the band’s previous concerts.
Neste will provide Coldplay with sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to help reduce emissions from air travel, while the company’s renewable diesel will help cut emissions from the band’s tour transport and stage power generation.
Coldplay pressed pause on their touring in 2019 until future events could be done in a more sustainable way.
To achieve its ambition for more sustainable touring, Coldplay decided that using SAF and renewable diesel proved to be the best option for these.
Neste is in a good position to supply Coldplay with the necessary volume of renewable fuels – produced from 100% renewable raw materials, such as used cooking oil – to reduce emissions.
“We're really happy to partner with Neste to make our Music Of The Spheres World Tour as sustainable as possible. Their low-emission renewable fuels will play a major part in our efforts to minimise the tour’s climate impact,” a spokesman for Coldplay said.
“We’ve tried to put sustainability at the centre of this tour because it just feels like the only option,” added lead singer Chris Martin.
“Coldplay is one of the world's most popular touring bands, and their ambition to make their Music Of The Spheres World Tour as sustainable as possible is extremely inspiring. The world needs these kinds of changemakers to lead the way towards a more sustainable future,” said Minna Aila, senior vice president for sustainability and Corporate Affairs and member of the Neste executive committee at Neste. “We at Neste are excited and proud to join forces with Coldplay to help reduce emissions from their world tour concerts and tour-related transports with our renewable fuels.”
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