Air BP reduces, replaces and offsets carbon emissions to achieve first carbon neutral status
Business travellers and holidaymakers will be familiar with the green and gold livery of Air BP’s vehicles busy at work on the airport tarmac, engaged in re-fuelling aircraft safely before take-off.
Now they can know that these ‘on the ground’ activities at over 250 operated facilities worldwide have become carbon neutral as a result of reducing, replacing and offsetting carbon emissions with the help of BP Target Neutral.
Air BP has made a 10-year commitment to retaining carbon neutral status through adhering to a carbon reduction plan. This targets a five percent reduction in carbon emissions using a range of initiatives. These include driving efficiency in technologies such as start/stop technology on vehicles; improving operational efficiency of waste management and stock management; maximising the options for supplying biofuel; and introducing initiatives on which to develop a lower carbon future.
Any residual emissions, following these reductions, will be offset through BP Target Neutral.
Jon Platt, vice president, Air BP said:
“We are extremely proud to achieve this significant accreditation. It demonstrates we are 100% committed to our environmental strategy, as well as supporting the aviation industry’s ambitious carbon reduction goals. We are leading by example, and expect this recognition will inspire and influence others.”
The achievement was assured by the independent sustainability specialist company, ERM CVS Ltd.