Easyjet has become the first major airline to offset the carbon emissions from the fuel used for every one of its flights. In a statement on its website, it acknowledges the effect its operations are having on the environment.
It is offsetting by investing in projects that include the planting of trees or protection against deforestation, production of renewable energies including solar power and wind, and working with local communities on how to reduce emissions in their way of life.
“We know that carbon offsetting is only an interim measure while new technologies are developed. However, at the moment we believe it’s the best way to remove carbon from the atmosphere,” it states.
The company pledges to continue to find other ways to reduce carbon emissions such as taxiing on one engine or removing weight from its aircraft, both of which use less fuel.
“We have championed the development of electric technology and will continue to do so in order to ensure that flying remains a sustainable option for us all in the future,” it maintains.
See its comprehensive infographic here.