2021 was a continuation of the difficult times that 2020 inflicted on the world. We were still left questioning priorities, with many still piloting new focuses. As we hurdle boundaries and navigate changes, there is simply no excuse to forget what matters most - the planet we live on
On our journey towards a more sustainable future for private aviation, we’ve developed framework for the entire industry in support of Net Zero. The framework calls for greater transparency over environmental action in business and general aviation.
As part of our ongoing commitment to transparency, we are proud to share our 2021 carbon impact report. In July 2020, we celebrated our first 12 months as the world’s first carbon-negative aviation business and continued to offset every flight by at least 200% as a standard.
We would like to thank our customers for their ongoing commitment to choosing a better way to fly. For those who chose to make their own offsetting contribution in addition to Victor's, 6.8% of our total flight emissions were offset beyond our 200% standard in 2021.
Hours in the sky
In 2021, we flew 2,917,223 nautical miles – 123 times around the globe - and to 111 countries. The emissions from every flight were calculated in partnership with RocketRoute, the leader provider of flight planning, to provide a highly accurate fuel burn calculation. We are the first private jet company to have our annual flights, emissions and carbon credits formally verified by third-party auditor Cooper Parry.
Our chosen projects for 2021, in partnership Vertis, were Gold Standard or Voluntary Carbon Standard accredited. We selected projects spread all over the world given our global flight coverage with projects throughout Cambodia, India and China.
Victor has been leading the way for greater environmental responsibility in business aviation since it launched its industry-first carbon reduction programme in Europe in 2018. Since Victor took this programme worldwide in 2019 and started mandating a 200% carbon offset on every flight, we encourage others in Business aviation to follow their lead. The EBAA supports Victor’s Build Back Better Framework and in particular welcomes their call for 3rd party verification and full transparency on environmental investments made by private aviation businesses.Robert Baltus, COO at European Business Aviation Association (EBAA)
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