SINGAPORE, June 28, 2021: Singapore Airlines Group launched a voluntary carbon offset program this weekend, which will allow customers of its passenger and freight airlines to offset their own carbon emissions through dedicated microsites.
Singapore Airlines and Scoot customers will be able to offset their carbon emissions from Saturday, June 25 anytime before or after a flight. SIA and Scoot will also top up the offsets that these customers purchase in the first six months of this program launch.
SIA Cargo customers will be able to offset their emissions via a dedicated microsite, which will be available in July. Business customers will be able to participate in the program from the fourth quarter of 2021.
The voluntary carbon offset program will be further enhanced to allow SIA customers to use their KrisFlyer miles and HighFlyer points to offset their carbon emissions from the fourth quarter of 2021.
The offsets will be provided through the digital solution BlueHalo®, which was developed by the Australian company Tasman Environmental Markets (TEM). This allows customers to immediately calculate and offset the emissions associated with their journey.
The high-quality carbon offset projects selected by the SIA Group have a proven and measurable impact on communities and the environment. Contributions from SIA Group clients would help protect forests in Indonesia, support renewable solar energy projects in India, and provide efficient and clean cooking stoves to rural families in Nepal. Further details are available in Annex A.
Singapore Airlines, Senior Vice President of Corporate Planning, Lee Wen Fens assists: “Thanks to the SIA Group’s voluntary carbon offset program, our customers now have the ability to offset their emissions through accredited projects that offer clear benefits to people and the planet. Matching their offsets is our way of encouraging our customers to fly carbon neutral. The program supports the Group’s commitment to underpin our sustainable development efforts and strengthens our leadership position in the airline industry as we recover from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. “
The SIA Group’s voluntary carbon offset program is the final step in our continued journey towards sustainability.
In May 2021, the SIA group committed to achieve zero net carbon emissions by 2050. This goal will be achieved through investments in new generation aircraft, increased operational efficiency, adoption of low emission technologies such as sustainable aviation fuels and quality carbon offsets sourcing.
The best way for an airline to significantly reduce its emissions is to operate a young aircraft fleet. Today, the SIA Group fleet has an average age of 5 years 10 months. The Group also continues to invest in the latest technologies, with an order book made up of new generation models such as the Airbus A350-900 and A320neo Family, as well as the Boeing 777-9, 787 Family and 737-8 Max. These planes are up to 30% more fuel efficient and have lower carbon emissions than older generation models.
SIA has also been an active member of the Sustainable Aviation Fuel Users Group (SAFUG) since 2011. In 2017, SIA launched a series of eco-package flights from San Francisco to Singapore that incorporated sustainable aviation fuels, fuel-efficient aircraft and optimized air traffic. management measures. In 2020, SIA worked with Swedavia Airport in Stockholm to increase sustainable aviation fuels on flights departing from the city. These activities have improved the Group’s understanding of logistics and the supply of renewable fuels.
The SIA Group participates in the International Civil Aviation Organization’s Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Program for International Aviation (CORSIA), which aims to cap the growth of the industry’s carbon emissions from 2020 While offsetting is particularly important in the medium term, it is also expected to remain relevant in the long term to mitigate residual emissions.