The Business Traveller.com reported recently that Easyjet had announced it will attempt to offset the carbon emissions from the fuel used on all its domestic and international flights.
Responding to the growing ‘flight shame’ movement, the low-cost carrier said it believed “flying is important” but that it must be balanced “with the effect we know it’s having on the planet”.
The sustainability measures it has announced include ramping up use of carbon offsetting schemes and various short- and long-term measures to reduce emissions.
Examples of programmes will include reforestation and the prevention of deforestation, investment in renewable energies and working with communities to reduce their emissions, which often includes the distribution of more fuel-efficient or solar-powered stoves.
"easyJet is leading the way by showing how European aviation can be re-invented and developing an ambitious roadmap towards decarbonising European aviation, but we cannot do this alone – we need all industry stakeholders’ support, including our business partners and customers.
We firmly feel that the support of our business travel partners is crucial in reaching our target of net-zero carbon flights. It will incentivise the business traveller and business community to fully offset their business travel with us, while helping easyJet move forward on this ambitious roadmap."
Information taken from The Business Traveller.com & EasyJet