Aviation is responsible for about 2.5% of carbon emissions. More and more airlines are investing in more fuel efficient planes and looking to increase the use of sustainable aviation fuel.
Businesses are increasingly recognising the impact of travel not least the travel industry itself. This is why Airlines and hotels are taking steps to be more sustainable businesses.
For our part we have put a "green glow" on corporate travel , providing data to give you visibility of your companies carbon output.
Additionally our booking tool compares flights to rail offering a greener way of travelling, Where of course it is possible to do so. You can use that data to purchase carbon offsets through numerous carbon offsetting programs.
Several airlines have launched sustainability programs for corporate travel, including Air Canada, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines. American Airlines and Delta Airlines purchase sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), and Microsoft has agreements with Alaska Airlines and KLM in which it buys sustainable fuel credits to offset its business travel on the busiest routes.
On the 5th January JetBlue RSVP'd to the sustainability party, announcing a program designed to help corporate customers reduce business travel emissions and meet sustainability targets. JetBlue's Sustainable Travel Partners program offers participants sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) certificates. The carrier currently uses SAF on routes from San Francisco International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport and plans to expand its use to the Northeast.
It all adds up to the fact that sustainability is on all our agenda's and the travel industry is determined to play its part which bodes well for the future.
For more information on sustainability for corporate travel please call us on 01784 254 850 or visit our website www.uniglobegemini.co.uk