British Airways Sustainability 

Everyone working at BA has a role to play in delivering our Sustainability Vision and our definition of sustainability is also aligned to two globally recognised sustainability frameworks.

At British Airways, we’ve always recognised the importance of our sustainability, having been the first ever airline to report our carbon footprint in 1992. 

In 2019, we committed to achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050 and created a clear roadmap of short, medium and long-term initiatives to get there. In addition, IAG has invested $400m over the next 20 years and in April 2021 it became the first European airline group to commit to powering 10% of its flights with sustainable aviation fuel by 2030.

So, what are we doing to prepare for a more sustainable future?

Short Term:

  • BA offsets all domestic UK flight CO2 emissions from 2020 and we provide our customers with a carbon calculator tool to offset their emissions through our partner Pure Leap Frog.
  • Fuel saving initiatives such as, purchasing new lighter trollies that save 5,000 tonnes of CO2, replacing flight manuals with tablets saves 2,300 tonnes of CO2 and we operate single engine taxiing on short haul aircraft to save 3,700 tonnes of CO2.
  • Investing in a younger and more efficient fleet that are 25%-30% more efficient than the planes they are replacing

Medium - Long Term:

  • BA & Velocys plan Europe’s first commercial waste to jet fuel plant
  • BA set to deliver 25% improvement in CO2 efficiency by 2025 vs 2005
  • Partnering with Zero Avia to support Zero Emission Aircraft  first 50 seat hydrogen powered commercial jet
  • Reducing our single-use plastic onboard. 
  • Making our sustainable journey transparent

Whilst this is a short summary of all of our combined efforts for a more sustainable future, there is more information about or sustainability pledge, please visit our sustainability page here.


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