We have created a series of videos to show exactly what we’re doing to help achieve our goal of Net Zero by 2050.
BA Better World
At British Airways, we believe flying is magical but recognise that flying comes at a cost and that we need to take urgent action to tackle the impact it has on our planet. As part of our journey with #BABetterWorld, we’re stepping up our programme to intensify our efforts towards our goal of Net Zero emissions by 2050.
Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF)
Progressing the development and commercial deployment of SAF is crucial to decarbonising the aviation industry and a key part of our plans to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050. We’re the first airline in the world to use SAF produced on a commercial scale in the UK after signing a multi-year agreement with Phillips 66.
Over the next 20 years, our parent company IAG has to date committed $865 million in SAF purchases and investments, and in April 2021 it became the first European airline group to commit to powering 10 per cent of all flights with sustainable aviation fuel by 2030.
With its parent company IAG, British Airways has supported research and innovation to help accelerate the development of cutting-edge carbon removals solutions since 2019, as part of its commitment to achieving net zero emissions by 2050 or sooner.
Customers now have the chance to act on their emissions from flying by purchasing certified carbon removal credits. This latest pioneering innovation means carbon removals now join the range of options available for our customers, along with the existing options of verified carbon offsets and sustainable aviation fuel. This new proposition is believed to be the first time an airline has offered customers this portfolio of options to address their emissions.
At British Airways we are committed to achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050 and while there is no single solution to this challenge, we have a clear roadmap of short-, medium and long-term initiatives to get there. In the short-term this includes improving our operational efficiency, investing in more efficient aircraft, funding carbon offset and removal projects to mitigate emissions on UK domestic flights and progressively introducing sustainable aviation fuels using waste feedstocks, while in the medium to longer-term we’re continuing to invest in the development and scale up of sustainable aviation fuel and looking at how we can help accelerate the growth of new technologies such as zero emissions hydrogen-powered aircraft and carbon capture technology.