The programme, already being rolled out across the organisation, integrates carbon offsetting plans for charter operations with comprehensive internal initiatives to reduce emissions from daily business activities.
Working closely with Positive Planet, the plan sees ACC Aviation proactively reduce its carbon output, offset its current emissions, begin a tree planting initiative, and become a Certified Carbon Neutral organisation.
Thanks to Positive Planet’s emissions travel calculator, ACC can provide a carbon insights report to clients ahead of any charter programs, ensuring all parties are informed of the environmental impacts and empowered to make appropriate decisions.
Positive Planet, established in 2021 by co-founders Stephen Henry and Adam White, helps businesses and organisations to reduce their climate impact. Its Certified Carbon Neutral Accreditation program enables businesses to start their journey to net zero.
"The push for responsible travel and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors has become a big talking point at ACC. Plans to become a greener organisation are frequently discussed in our internal meetings. In the wider industry, airlines are rated higher by lessors, OEMs and airports if they have an ESG program, and end-user customers are becoming more aware of their carbon footprint," said Richard Smith, ACC Aviation's Director of Charter. "These past few months, we have studied various sustainability partners and determined Positive Planet best suited us. Their team understood our business and its portal is also easy to use," he added.
"Aviation is responsible for nearly 2% of global carbon dioxide emissions, so we are pleased to be working with ACC Aviation to help them minimise their carbon footprint and offset their emissions," said Stephen Henry, Positive Planet co-founder. "Becoming a Certified Carbon Neutral aviation company is a significant step for ACC, and we encourage others in the sector to take equally ambitious steps," he added.
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