Cathay Pacific is extending its Fly Greener service to its air cargo division, enabling carbon-offsetting as part of the airline’s commitment to tackling climate change by achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
The new carbon emissions calculator works out the carbon emissions of shipments and the cost to offset them, and customers can then make a contribution to purchase carbon offsets that come from selected carbon-offset projects.
All projects are certified under the gold Standard to ensure their carbon reductions are verified, and come with societal and developmental benefits.
The carbon-offset programme follows the launch earlier this year of Cathay Pacific’s Corporate Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) Programme, which brings SAF into Hong Kong International Airport for the first time in history.
It provides corporate customers with the opportunity to reduce their carbon footprint from business travel and air cargo shipments by contributing to the use of SAF. Cathay Pacific was also among the first carriers in the world to announce a target of 10 per cent SAF in its total fuel use by 2030.
General manager cargo commercial George Edmunds said: “The carbon emissions calculator is another tool we have made available to help our customers achieve their sustainability targets to make our business and our industry more sustainable.
“In tandem with our promotion and development of Sustainable Aviation Fuel capabilities, the calculator will give our customers flexibility to offset their carbon emissions via a suite of accredited carbon offset projects.”
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