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Norwegian commits to reduce CO2 emissions by 45 percent by 2030

Lehdistötiedote   •   Syys 17, 2020 11:10 EEST

Norwegian Boeing 737-800

Today Norwegian has launched a new environmental sustainability strategy that will begin immediately and deliver several industry leading targets. Cutting CO2 emissions by 45 percent, remove all non-recyclable plastics and recycle all single-use plastics are key commitments in the new strategy. The goal is in line with the 1.5°C target set forth in the Paris Agreement.

Jacob Schram, CEO of Norwegian, said: “At Norwegian we take our responsibility towards the environment seriously, and that is why we must look to the future and implement a strategy that produces immediate and tangible benefits for the environment today. Norwegian will continue to instigate a positive change across the industry in this field that will benefit not only the environment but also our customers and our business. The low-cost business model is the sustainability model as it enables efficient energy and resource management.”

Will require 500 million liters sustainable aviation fuels
To limit global warming to 1.5°C, carbon emissions must be reduced by 45 percent by 2030 compared to 2010 levels, according to the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC, 2018). We commit to improve the carbon efficiency of our operations and will reduce our carbon emissions by 45 percent per passenger kilometer (RPK) by 2030 - compared to 2010 levels. This will be achieved through both fleet renewal and sustainable aviation fuels.

The airline commits to utilising between 16 and 28 percent sustainable aviation fuels by the end of the decade, depending on the level of fleet renewal. The target amounts to up to 500 million liters sustainable aviation fuels by 2030.

To achieve this important goal, it is also crucial to get in place a regulatory framework that actively rewards carbon efficiency and increases both the production and use of sustainable aviation fuel.

Jacob Schram said: “We encourage producers to ramp up production of sustainable aviation fuels. Norwegian will be actively engaging with producers to kick start this vital contribution to the industry and take advantage of the emission savings that these fuels offer.”

Will remove all non-recyclable plastics
Initial elements of the sustainability strategy will also include a 100 percent reduction of non-recyclable plastics and 100 percent recycling of single-use plastics by 2023.

Anders Fagernæs, Norwegian Head of Environmental Sustainability, said: “More sustainable and smarter options are becoming a greater part of the considerations that customers make when choosing which airline to fly with. We will champion this attitude and become the customers sustainable choice by reducing and recycling plastic waste, promoting sustainable aviation fuel and continuing to fly one of the world’s youngest fleets to achieve a 45 percent reduction in CO2 emissions by 2030.”

A solid foundation
Norwegian is already one of the world’s leading fuel-efficient carriers due to its modern fuel-efficient aircraft. Norwegian was the first airline to sign the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) pledge, committing to become carbon neutral by 2050.

The airline was also voted the world’s most fuel-efficient airline on transatlantic routes in 2015 and 2018 by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) and since 2010 the airline has reduced its emissions by 28 percent.

For more information please see the attached presentation.

Norwegianin tarina alkoi yli 27 vuotta sitten. Yhtiö perustettiin vuonna 1993, mutta halpalentoyhtiönä se aloitti vasta vuonna 2002 Boeing 737 -koneilla. Norwegianista on tullut merkittävä kansainvälisen ilmailualan toimija, ensin lyhyen matkan reiteillä Euroopassa ja myöhemmin kaukoreiteillä Yhdysvaltoihin, Aasiaan ja Etelä-Amerikkaan. Norwegianilla on tänä päivänä nykyaikainen ja polttoainetehokas lentolaivasto, jossa on Boeing 787- ja Boeing 737 -koneita.

Vuonna 2019 Norwegian oli ensimmäinen lentoyhtiö, joka allekirjoitti YK:n ilmasto-ohjelman, ja yhtiö sitoutui siten tulemaan ilmastoneutraaliksi vuoteen 2050 mennessä.

Skytrax on valinnut Norwegianin Euroopan parhaaksi halpalentoyhtiöksi kuutena vuonna peräkkäin, ja viitenä vuonna peräkkäin matkustajat ovat äänestäneet Norwegianin maailman parhaaksi halpalentoyhtiöksi kaukoreiteillä. Lisäksi yhtiön kanta-asiakasohjelma, Norwegian Reward, on valittu Freddie Awardsissa Yhdysvalloissa ilmailualan parhaaksi kanta-asiakasohjelmaksi Euroopassa/Afrikassa. Norwegianin tuotteet, palvelut ja innovaatiot ilmailualalla ovat voittaneet yli 55 palkintoa vuodesta 2012 lähtien.

Lisätietoja osoitteessa www.norwegian.com

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