Air Partner, the global aviation services group, has introduced auto-enrolment for all its private jet and group charter clients into a Carbon Offsetting scheme. This includes all its jet card clients.
Air Partner, had previously operated carbon offsetting on an opt-in basis. Clients can choose to opt out of the scheme should they wish, but the company says it hopes that this change will help reduce the impact that charter flights, including jet card flights, have on the environment.
This change comes as part of a larger move to embed sustainable practices into the core of its business. The company recently appointed ESG Manager, Greg Charman, who will ensure engagement with a new sustainability strategy designed to improve internal operations, from staff development to carbon reduction programs. At the same time, Air Partner says it will be encouraging stakeholders to act responsibly through meaningful partnerships with Raleigh International and Climate Care, to secure a more sustainable environment for future generations.
Mark Briffa, CEO, Air Partner, said: “We are committed to acting responsibly with our people, our clients, and our partners to deliver positive change through our evolving sustainability strategy, a natural part of our overall business strategy. As a global aviation services group with a wide network, we can make a difference, through local initiatives or larger scale international projects, to create a better world for the future.”
Another step towards carbon reduction is the beginning of Air Partner’s tree planting activities. In December 2021, Air Partner staff will be completing their first annual tree planting activity, planting hundreds of trees in East Sussex, England to help increase the carbon capture potential for the future.