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This is SAS’ CO₂ offsetting

SAS is engaged in a number of initiatives that aim to make travel more sustainable. For example, SAS is investing in new aircraft, switching to sustainable aviation fuel and has a comprehensive carbon offset program.

1. EuroBonus members’ SAS flights, Youth tickets and SAS staff flights are auto­matically CO₂ offset.

2. SAS voluntarity CO₂ ­offsets ticket and invests in renewable ­energy.

3. Since 2005, SAS has reduced CO₂ emissions by 22% per passenger km.

4. SAS has committed to reducing CO₂emissions by a further 25% by 2025 compared to 2005, among other things by using new, fuel­efficient aircraft.

New aircraft

SAS has taken delivery of four new Airbus A330 long-haul aircraft and as of June 2019, 26 Airbus A320neos, which have up to 18% lower CO₂ emissions compared with the earlier generation aircraft they replace. SAS will also introduce eight new Airbus A350s, which will lower CO₂ emissions by approximately 30% in the coming years.

Transitioning to sustainable aviation fuels

SAS’ overall goal is to reduce total carbon emissions by 25% and operate with sustainable aviation fuels equivalent to the total consumption of all domestic SAS flights by 2025.

CO₂ offsetting

April 2018, SAS started including CO₂ offsetting as a free, integrated part of all SAS Youth tickets. In February 2019, SAS also began automatically offsetting CO₂ emissions generated by EuroBonus members on SAS operated flights. All CO₂ emissions generated through business or leisure travel by SAS staff are also offset. 

Naturally, SAS offers all travelers the opportunity to calculate the greenhouse gas emissions from their flight by offering a tool to calculate the CO₂ emissions and to buy carbon offsets when traveling or sending cargo with SAS. The data in this calculator is continuously updated to reflect the aircraft fleet and routes flown.

How it works

The CO₂ footprint that a traveler generates on a flight is offset through emission reduction mechanisms in carefully selected renewable energy projects. These ­specifically include projects in China and ­India that involve the transformation of wind power to electricity on the global electricity grid. An external party helps SAS select projects and manage investments.

Read more at sasgroup.net/en/­emission-calculator-and-carbon-offset.

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