At British Airways we recognise the importance of this issue and we have an extensive climate change programme that runs through both our external and internal activities. Our external activities primarily involve working with the global airline industry and governments to develop efficient and cost effective climate change regulation for our industry. As a key part of this effort the aviation industry has committed to halve its net CO2 emissions by 2050 relative to 2005. This ambition is illustrated in the diagram below.
The internal activities include those that reduce British Airways’ carbon emissions ranging from carbon saving initiatives, to purchasing of new fleet and the development of opportunities with sustainable biofuels.
Through this extensive programme we believe we can play our full part in addressing the climate change challenge.
Climate Policy and EU Emissions Trading System
The EU Emissions Trading System gives a financial incentive to be as carbon-conscious and fuel efficient as possible with the aim of, over time, reducing the industry’s total level of emissions.
One Destination Carbon Fund
Our One Destination Carbon Fund allows customers to donate money to support low carbon community projects across the UK.
British Airways has an ambitious target to reduce net carbon dioxide emissions from its business by 50 per cent by 2050. We believe that renewable sustainable fuels will play a significant role in achieving this goal.
Carbon and Fuel Efficiency
One of the most effective ways we can reduce our carbon footprint is to minimise the amount of fuel we use as an organisation. We have a number of initiatives that are geared towards achieving this.