BP’s aviation division gets carbon neutral status

BP’s aviation division has achieved the carbon neutral status across 250 airports. Air BP has become the first aviation fuel supplier to get carbon neutrality for its into-plane fuelling services. […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

BP’s aviation division has achieved the carbon neutral status across 250 airports.

Air BP has become the first aviation fuel supplier to get carbon neutrality for its into-plane fuelling services.

It fuels more than 6,000 flights every day at more than 800 global locations in more than 50 countries.

Its environmental programme involves quantifying greenhouse gas emissions at its locations from the point at which fuel is delivered to onsite airport storage facilities to the sale of fuel at the aircraft wing tip.

It has also purchased carbon credits with the support of BP Target Neutral, which invests in low carbon development projects around the world to offset the emissions.

Air BP has made a 10-year commitment to retain the accreditation through adhering to a carbon reduction plan. The plan targets a 5% reduction in carbon emissions.

The measures include improving operational efficiency of waste and stock management, maximising the options for supplying biofuel and introducing initiatives on which to develop a lower carbon future.

Air BP is also helping its customers to achieve their carbon reduction goals through its programme offering technical capabilities and knowledge.

Jon Platt, Vice President at 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.”

Last month, the UK and 190 countries agreed to limit greenhouse gas emissions from the aviation industry.

Carbon emissions and climate change will be part of the discussions at the Energy Live 2016 conference in London on Thursday. Find out more here and join in the discussions using #EL2016.