Committed to Sustainability
We strive to help our community develop in a sustainable manner
As the leader in private aviation, we are fully committed to reducing the environmental footprint made by NetJets. Therefore, we have created a multi-tiered programme to address sustainability while continuing to examine all aspects of our business with environmental impact in mind.
INVESTING IN THE
REDUCTION OF WASTE AND EMISSIONS
NETJETS + WASTEFUEL
We have made a significant investment in WasteFuel®, a next-generation waste-to-fuel business that uses proven technology to convert municipal waste into sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). We will also be purchasing a minimum of 100 million gallons of WasteFuel’s SAF over the next 10 years. To further our sustainability efforts, we will partner with WasteFuel and Prime Infra to establish a biorefinery in Manila, Philippines, and four additional facilities in the near future.
A MORE ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY WAY TO FLY
Our position in the private aviation market comes with the responsibility to drive awareness about and encourage action for important issues industrywide.
Sustainable Aviation Fuel
Sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 80% over its lifecycle compared with conventional jet fuel. SAF is suitable and safe for use in all aircraft, blended up to 50% with traditional jet fuel. It can also be handled in the same way as traditional jet fuel, with no changes required to an aircraft’s engine. In Europe, NetJets is proud to become Air bp’s first partner to purchase ISCC PLUS (International Sustainability & Carbon Certification) certified sustainable aviation fuel, expected to be in the region of 325,000 US gallons during the first 12 months. In addition to our European operations being carbon neutral since 2012, this new partnership with Air bp demonstrates our ongoing commitment to further reducing our carbon footprint.
Blue Skies Carbon Offset Programme
NetJets launched the Blue Skies programme to allow Owners a way to seamlessly purchase the equivalent amount of carbon credits to ensure their flight activity is carbon neutral. Through this global programme, we partner with ClimateCare to directly support carbon projects that align to United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Since 2012, our European operations have been carbon neutral, going above and beyond European Union regulations. NetJets will offset its administrative and training flights in the U.S. beginning in 2021, amounting to 1,600 flights annually.
REVIEW OUR PROGRESS
The following metrics are highlights of these collective efforts in Europe over the last six months:
- A 61% increase in Blue Skies enrollment. The Blue Skies programme encourages Owners worldwide to take responsibility for the environmental impact of their flight by seamlessly purchasing the equivalent amount of carbon credits to ensure their flight activity is carbon neutral
- 4,724 metric tons of CO2 offset from October 2020 through March 2021, and over 1 million metric tons total
- NetJets Europe will begin purchasing SAF in 2021