SIA seeks to partner with customers for voluntary carbon offsets programme

Singapore Airlines and its low-cost subsidiary Scoot will match customer contributions for the first six months.

The Singapore Airlines (SIA) Group’s customers will now be able to voluntarily offset their carbon emissions. Singapore Airlines and its low-cost subsidiary Scoot have kicked off the endeavour with immediate effect, through dedicated microsites (check SIA here and Scoot here). Both airlines will match offsets purchased by customers within the first six months of the launch of the programme.

Lee wen fen, senior vice president corporate planning, singapore airlines
The carbon offset programme is ready for take-off. Image: Courtesy SIA.

SIA cargo customers and corporate customers will have to wait until late July 2021 and the last quarter of this year respectively to participate in the green drive. By the end of this year, SIA plans to enable customers to set off their KrisFlyer and HighFlyer points against voluntary carbon offsets. Contributions from this programme would be directed towards far-reaching eco-sustainability goals such as protection of forests in Indonesia, renewable solar energy projects in India, and the provision of clean burning cookstoves for rural families in Nepal.

“Through the SIA Group’s voluntary carbon offset programme, our customers now have an opportunity to offset their emissions through accredited projects that provide clear benefits to people and the planet.”

Lee Wen Fen, Senior Vice President Corporate Planning, Singapore Airlines

The SIA Group is a participant in the International Civil Aviation Organisation’s Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA), which seeks to cap the industry’s growth in carbon emissions. The technological backbone for this creditable effort is the BlueHalo® digital solution, which has been developed by Australia-based Tasman Environmental Markets (TEM).

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