Singapore Airlines unveils carbon offset scheme

Singapore Airlines customers will be able to offset their carbon emissions via a dedicated microsite under a programme launched on Friday.

The programme will be accessible to both passenger and cargo customers, with SIA and sister airline Scoot matching any offsets for the next six months.

The Singapore Airlines (SIA) Group said the offsets will be offered via the BlueHalo product developed by Australia-based Tasman Environmental Markets, and would fund projects including forest protection in Indonesia, solar energy in India and clean air cooking facilities in Nepal.

Lee Wen Fen, Singapore Airlines senior vice-president for corporate planning, said: “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.

“Matching their offsets is our way of encouraging our customers to fly carbon neutral. The programme supports the group’s commitment to buttress our sustainability efforts, and reinforces our leadership position in the airline industry as we recover from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.”

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