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Balance sheet approach advances ProAir's carbon-free goal
With an eye on a green future, ProAir has achieved corporate climate neutral status. Not only can it offset its carbon emissions, but it is seeing efficiencies within the business and consequently lower operating costs.

As a responsible company with over 25 years of corporate history, ProAir Charter Transport claims to be facing up to today’s challenges: everyone, it says, is talking about active climate protection and the time to act is now. To this end it has taken steps to become climate neutral.

ProAir commissioned a CO2 balance sheet from Climate Extender, a Germany-based agency that provides businesses with the means of becoming more climate-friendly and sustainable, that shows how it can compensate for all carbon emissions from energy and water consumption and employee activities. As a result it has acquired shares in climate protection projects that are certified according to gold standards, which aim to sustainably reduce greenhouse gases and support the UN's climate goals.

Managing director Thomas Godau found that seeing the company’s CO2 footprint in black and white was quite the eye opener. He understands that offsetting emissions is just the first step towards a solution, but notes that as well as saving the world, the balance sheet has the potential to show that CO2 savings ultimately mean more resource efficiency and thus lower operating costs. This, he says, turns active environmental protection into a competitive advantage for the company.

“All our charter prices already include climate compensation and so our passengers fly climate-neutral,” says Godau. “We are now a pioneer in our industry - something we can be proud of.”

“Sustainability is on everyone's lips at the moment and we don't just want to talk about it, we want to act,” says co-founder Kim Witschas. “ProAir customers can offset CO2 for every flight booked with our accredited partner atmosfair. We are pleased, in the interest of all of us, to be able to make a small contribution to making our future even more positive.”

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