Air Partner reveals new sustainability strategy


Air Partner is embarking on a new sustainability strategy which includes the appointment of a new ESG manager, auto-enrolment in offset schemes and cross-organisation partnerships.

The UK-based aviation services firm recently appointed Greg Charman, as its new environmental, social and governance (ESG) manager. Charman is tasked with improving internal operations, from staff development to carbon reduction programmes.

Simultaneously, Air Partner is entering into partnerships with Raleigh International and Climate Care, “to secure a more sustainable environment for future generations”.

As part of its commitment to mitigate negative affects on the climate from operations, the group has introduced auto-enrolment for all its private jet and group charter clients into a Carbon Offsetting scheme. Air Partner previously operated carbon offsetting on an opt-in basis.

Another step towards carbon reduction is the happening through the firm’s tree planting activities. In December, Air Partner staff will be completing their first annual tree planting, which involves planting hundreds of trees in East Sussex.

Internally the company is reducing resource consumption and the amount of carbon emissions the offices produce. This includes gradually introducing paperless office by the end of 2022, encouraging online training courses and increasing the use of renewable energy in its offices.

Mark Briffa, CEO, Air Partner, says: “We are committed to acting responsibly with our people, our clients, and our partners to deliver positive change through our evolving sustainability strategy, a natural part of our overall business strategy. As a global aviation services group with a wide network, we can make a difference, through local initiatives or larger scale international projects, to create a better world for the future.”

Air Partner said it’s ESG strategy is an evolving programme that “will continuously develop new ways to manage the challenges the industry faces”.

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