Jetex customers are now able to choose to fly with a reduced carbon footprint from six locations following an agreement with Shell. The move is a demonstration of how general aviation service providers can support IATA and its commitment to reduce the industry's carbon emissions by 50 per cent by 2050. Jetex is aware of its responsibility towards the natural environment and to future generations, and pursues a comprehensive environmental strategy.
Jetex is working with Shell to offer customers an option to offset the carbon emissions of their air travel. Offsets represent an immediate measure that can be deployed at scale by compensating for CO2 emissions.
Every day, more than 200 aircraft fuelled by Jetex take to the sky across the world. The company is determined to reduce carbon emissions to continue developing without devaluing the environment. The new tool allows Jetex customers to calculate the flight emissions associated with their use of jet fuel and reduce them by choosing to invest in environment conservation programmes. The programmes are certified by international organisations such as the Verified Carbon Standard as well as the Climate, Community and Biodiversity Standard, and include protection or redevelopment of natural ecosystems, such as forests, grasslands and wetlands, to lower concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. To recognise customers' input, Jetex will be issuing certificates acknowledging individual contributions.
Jetex founder and CEO Adel Mardini comments: “With private aviation growing, we are even more aware that our future has to be sustainable. Solving the complex issue of climate protection requires a multifaceted response, and offsetting emissions on flights is just one step that we are adopting to reduce our environmental impact. By working with Shell, we have carefully chosen environmental programmes to ensure they are proven and deliver CO2 emissions reductions as well as benefits to the communities and local biodiversity.”
“We look forward to working with Jetex to help enable its customers to compensate for flight emissions by choosing Shell's high-quality nature-based carbon offsets,” adds Anna Mascolo, president of global aviation at Shell. “Until sustainable aviation fuels and technology are developed at scale, carbon offsets will play a key role in helping the aviation sector achieve net-zero emissions.”
The new service is initially offered at Dubai International, Paris Le Bourget, Singapore Seletar, Dublin, Dusseldorf and Salalah airports, with more locations being added as more of Jetex's customers want to lead the way to fly with reduced carbon footprint.
With energy and resource conservation being at the heart of its operations, Jetex is always looking to deliver the best value to its customers globally while helping them to reduce their carbon footprint. The new carbon offset programme will provide a sound foundation for further globally orchestrated and genuinely effective environmental protection measures within the private aviation sector.