VistaJet Commits To Carbon Neutrality By ‘25, Challenges Bizav To Do Same
VistaJet says it has committed to reaching carbon neutrality by 2025, beating the business aviation industry’s goal of carbon neutrality by 25 years and challenging other companies to follow suit.
To that end, VistaJet has released a white paper as a road map for others.
The business aviation industry has set a goal of a 50% reduction in emissions by 2050.
“The industry as a whole must step up to combat climate change and its impact today. It’s the right thing to do, and we all have to act now,” said Thomas Flohr, VistaJet founder and chairman.
Since introducing offsets to VistaJet clients in January 2020 through a partnership with South Pole, 80% of its members have opted to invest in certified carbon credits to compensate for their fuel use-related emissions.
In addition, VistaJet also has removed more than 90% of onboard single-use items across its fleet and replaced them with sustainable alternatives such as glass instead of plastic bottles and items made from bamboo or vegetable sources.
The company has partnered with SkyNRG to provide access to sustainable aviation fuel. And VistaJet introduced the Bombardier Global 7500 into its fleet, the first business jet with an Environmental Product Declaration. As a result, it optimizes routes to reduce fuel burn and includes technology for improved fleet management, the company said.
“Since the inception of VistaJet 17 years ago, we have always looked to the future, innovating and driving change within our industry,” Flohr said. “We have taken on the challenge to establish and promote a more efficient and sustainable way of flying. This is why, together with our partners and clients, we have been developing and adopting best practices and innovative solutions.”