You probably check those things when you decide to travel and book a flight to your destination: prices, comfort, luggage options, number of stops. You start comparing the options you have from multiple airlines and make a decision. And this is perfectly normal, everyone wants the most advantages for the lowest price. But have you ever thought about checking what is the environmental imprint of the airline company you are choosing?
There is no secret that climate change is massively impacting our planet. That’s why your choice matters as well. That’s why you can very easily be part of the problem or of the solution, whether you are aware of it or not. By choosing an airline that cares about this and proves it through its actions you can take a seemingly small step for the environment.
This is another reason why we are happy to be partnering up with Qatar Airways. Because their actions are showing all of us that they care.
Firstly, we can see this in the goal alignment with the SDG #13 Climate Action:
- improve aviation fuel efficiency by 1.5 percent each year from 2009 to 2020
- achieve carbon neutral growth in international aviation from 2020
- reduce net CO2 emissions by 50 percent by 2050 relative to 2005 levels
In order to achieve these goals, Qatar Airways is embedding environmental management within their operational procedures, meaning there is a specific routine that enables business leaders to review performance and drive progress towards Qatar Airways’ environmental objectives. Each operational area is accountable to drive continual improvement in environmental performance. And the results are visible. For example, approximately 20,000 liters of used cooking oil from QACC is recycled locally to create biodiesel per year.
Qatar Airways remains compliant to the European Union’s Emissions Trading System, and they are currently monitoring carbon emissions for the baseline year of ICAO’s Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA).
And these are just some of the examples of how Qatar Airways is taking action in fighting climate change. If you are curios to find out more, you can check their latest released Sustainability Report.
This is how you can, little by little, contribute to the world, by simply booking your flight. And if you are still a university student, you can subscribe for free to Student Club, a program designed by Qatar Airways that gives you more benefits. It takes one minute to join Student Club today: https://www.qatarairways.com/ro-ro/student-club.html?cid=RDRO836520