British Airways is creating a new platform for companies to measure, manage and reduce their carbon emissions from flights.
The airline is working with specialist technology firm Chooose to create the CO2llaborate platform for businesses, which features a dashboard showing emissions from your business trips, as well as receiving monthly reports.
Organizations will be able to reduce these emissions by selecting specific climate solutions, including purchasing sustainable aviation fuel and contributing to certified carbon offset projects.
The corporate platform enables users to track and report their climate impact over time and learn about the mitigation solutions they can support.
British Airways is also enhancing its carbon offsetting tool for individual passengers, allowing them to purchase carbon and SAF offsets. The enhanced service will feature more accurate emissions calculations and an adjustable slider to give customers “more control” over how much SAF or offsets they want to purchase.
Passengers can access the platform from their seat during a flight, or at any time before or after their journey through the main British Airways website.
The SAF featured on the CO2llaborate platform is supplied from the Phillips 66 plant in Humberside, which uses used cooking oil to create the sustainable fuel and is then delivered to British Airways via an existing pipeline infrastructure at its hub in the London Heathrow airport.
Carrie Harris, British Airways’ chief sustainability officer, said in a statement: “We know many of our customers want to fly with sustainability in mind and as we work to deliver our own short-, medium- and long-term initiatives to achieve zero net emissions by 2050, we know that many of our customers also want to take action today.
BA’s sister airline Iberia is also working with Chooose to launch a carbon offset program for passengers after unveiling a corporate tool earlier in the year.
Andreas Slettvoll, CEO and founder of Chooose, added in a statement: “Partnering with British Airways is a true milestone in bringing climate solutions to corporate and leisure travellers. British Airways has always been a North Star for us in innovation in the airline industry, and we are proud to support them in their tireless work on their most important journey yet, their journey to net zero.”
Originally published by BTN Europe.