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January 2022

Build Back Better

Defining a sustainable future for private aviation

Victor is committed to defining a sustainable future for private aviation. In 2018, we introduced a carbon offset scheme where 25% of our flights in Europe flew carbon neutral. This was just the start of a long-term commitment to climate action in support of NET-ZERO 2050. In 2019, we mandated a minimum 200% offset on every Victor flight globally. Now, in 2021, we launch our Build Back Better framework, endorsed by the European Business Aviation Association, which calls for greater transparency and measurement over environmental action in business and general aviation.

Five steps to Build Back Better

  • AWARENESS: Investing in education and raising awareness with consumers, supply chain, and future generations of the impact of their carbon footprint and how they can reduce or mitigate it.

  • MITIGATION: Every flight must be beyond carbon neutral. This can be achieved by offsetting more than the total emissions of that flight, or by engaging a hybrid solution of offsetting and sustainable aviation fuel, where available. Every Victor flight includes a minimum 200% offset. Clients who wish to contribute to offset by 400%, 800% or any higher amount can do so through our Unlimited Offset Programme.

  • NATURE-BASED SOLUTIONS: Choose offsetting providers and projects which offer nature-based solutions and are Gold Standard or Voluntary Carbon Standard accredited. At Victor, the credits we source are from leading global accredited providers, for investment in UN-approved projects.

  • THIRD-PARTY VERIFICATION: Openly publish the carbon emissions of the company operations and flight performance, as well as the mitigation strategy. The emissions and associated carbon credit retirement should be audited by a third-party as the company itself cannot objectively mark its own efforts. View Victor’s 2020 carbon impact report, independently audited by Cooper Parry.

  • INNOVATION & REDUCTION: Invest time and research into exploring new technologies which will deliver a proven reduction on your impact on global warming. Smart technology might include SAF viability, optimising flight routes or research into contrails to reduce the quantum of emissions. At Victor, we are working with the award-winning provider of flight planning, RocketRoute, to leverage their flight routing algorithms. We have also partnered with the world’s largest producer of sustainable biofuel, Neste, promote awareness and ultimately drive adoption of waste-to-fuel solutions within the private aviation industry.