We are fully committed to acting responsibly across all of our business operations, and reducing our impact on the environment is a key influence on the decisions we take.
Delta-Simons Environmental Consultants, part of the Lucion Group, are working with us to calculate the baseline carbon footprint for global greenhouse gas emissions from our business operations in line with our annual requirement to undertake reporting of emissions for global operations. Delta-Simons have also made a number of key recommendations to assist with carbon reduction which have in turn influenced our ESG strategy.
We have also developed the ways in which ESG is communicated to colleagues and stakeholders internally to improve colleague awareness and engagement of the ESG agenda. External messaging is even more considered and developed via a new monthly ESG focus meeting.
We are very proud of our partnership with award-winning carbon reduction organisation ClimateCare who helped create the voluntary carbon market and deliver some of the largest voluntary carbon offsetting programmes in the world. Our all-new scheme automatically enrols our customers to offset their carbon emissions on their private charter flights.
Customers can feel confident that ClimateCare applies a sector-leading, enhanced due diligence process to every project they support. This ensures that projects are well managed and integrated into the community and local environment.
We are also working towards reducing our own carbon footprint as an organisation by switching to renewable energy suppliers, reducing our paper consumption, and enabling hybrid working.
To find out more about the work ClimateCare are doing, download the fact sheets below:
Bondhu Chula Stoves (PDF: 2.7MB)
Global Renewable Energy (PDF: 3.3MB)
Gyapa Stoves (PDF: 4.7MB)
Orb Energy (PDF: 4.2MB)
Through our ESG colleague working group, we are always looking to find innovative ways to reduce our impact on the environment as a business. The digitisation of services, reducing the paper that we use, and further embracing the use of video conferencing technology are just some of the ways that we are making positive changes.
Sustainable Aviation Fuel
We recognise that burning conventional aviation fuel on flights is a major contributor of greenhouse gases. For this reason, we are undertaking a full review of the potential use of sustainable aviation fuel as a cleaner alternative with considerable potential to reduce carbon emissions. Such a significant but important shift involves collaborating with our key partners to develop the scope for widescale use across the regions in which we operate.
We aim to develop a sustainable procurement policy for the group to consider key environmental factors when purchasing goods. As part of this process, we will be producing a set of standards for suppliers to meet in order that our customers can be satisfied that we are sourcing from responsible sources.
We will be working on a project to review waste and recycling levels from flight operators to better understand where improvements can be made. Part of this work will involve considering more sustainable options, including partnerships with catering companies.