Avianca customers will be able to offset carbon footprint of their travels
Seeking to join forces for the care of the planet, from April 22, in the framework of Earth Day, Avianca customers will be able to voluntarily offset the carbon footprint generated by their travels, through a digital platform available thanks to the airline’s partnership with the climate technology company CHOOOSE™. This initiative is in addition to the actions that the company is taking as part of its sustainability strategy to meet its CO2 emissions reduction goals and contribute to the fight against climate change.
Thus, when purchasing a ticket or after their flight, travelers will be able to register their travel data on the CHOOOSE™ platform, which will be available directly at: https://avianca.chooose.today/ to know the exact amount of kilograms of CO2 generated when flying according to factors such as their destination, the number of travelers per flight and whether they made a round trip or just one way, having the option to offset the carbon footprint through a voluntary contribution. These resources will finance projects in Latin America that, through the use of sustainable energies or the conservation of forest ecosystems, reduce, capture or avoid global CO2 emissions.
To ensure that offsetting has a positive effect on the climate, CHOOOSE™ as an expert in implementing climate solutions through digital tools, enables both individuals and organizations to easily connect with high-impact climate projects for CO2 reduction around the world using its platform.
“For several years Avianca has been working on different strategies to reduce, mitigate and offset emissions generated in the operation. Using the best technology, applying good operational practices and acquiring carbon credits in strategic projects from the environmental and social dimension, has been our focus. Emissions offsetting reaches to cover since 2017 about 70% of the total emissions generated mainly in Colombia. However, we know that it is teamwork that makes the difference in the fight against climate change, and that is why we are convinced that this alliance with CHOOOSE™ is the first step so that we can all join to be agents of change to have a sustainable world” mentioned Andrés Muñoz, Avianca’s Environmental Manager.
This implementation of environmental technology solutions is in addition to the airline’s strategic projects for environmental care, which are focused on having a more efficient and sustainable operation.
In addition to the transformation of the cabins of more than 90 A320 aircraft to have 20% more capacity per aircraft in order to reduce the carbon footprint per passenger by 13%, Avianca maintains its participation for the fifth consecutive year in the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), being the highest ranked airline in Latin America in this measurement for its actions against “climate change”. Finally, the airline is one of the first 100 companies participating in the Carbon Neutrality Program established by the Colombian Ministry of the Environment, contributing to the fulfillment of the goals that the country has set in this area for 2030 and 2050.
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