Carbon offsets are a recognised and verifiable way to compensate for unavoidable emissions through the investment in carbon reduction and removal projects such as reforestation, renewable energy and carbon removal technology like Direct Air Capture. Offsets will play a supporting role in helping us to achieve our net zero by 2050 goal. We are committed to only investing in high quality and Gold Standard offsets to guarantee credible reductions.

 

CORSIA is the Carbon Offset and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation, agreed by the UN body International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and participating nations in 2016. 80 states are voluntary signatories to the scheme, including the UK and the US. Through CORSIA participation, Virgin Atlantic will be offsetting any growth in CO2 emissions above 2019 levels.​

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Our carbon offsetting scheme, in partnership with offset experts ClimateCare, finances renewable energy and natural resource conservation projects around the world.​

    

Our plans to offset emissions

 

💚  We are working with third party carbon offsetting experts to help develop our carbon offsetting programme to ensure we invest in credible, verified carbon reduction projects.

💚  Working in partnership with industry pioneers Carbon Engineering and Storegga on developing a commercial scale Direct Air Capture facility in NE Scotland.

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