Friday 7 May 2021

LATAM Airlines commits to carbon-neutrality by 2050

LATAM Airlines commits to carbon-neutrality by 2050

The LATAM Group has committed to achieving carbon-neutrality by 2050 and zero waste to landfill by 2027, as well as pledging to protect natural ecosystems in South America.

The Chilean airline has released its sustainability strategy, through which it is partnering with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) to begin reforestation projects to protect biodiversity across the continent.

It has also pledged to incorporate sustainable fuels and new aviation technologies by 2035 to cut its emissions and says it will offset 50% of its domestic emissions by 2030.

It aims to eliminate single-use plastics from its flights before 2023, increase its onboard recycling programme and make its lounges 100% sustainable.

Roberto Alvo, CEO, commented: “We are facing a critical moment in the history of humanity, with a serious climate crisis and a pandemic that has changed our society. Today, it is not enough to do the usual.

“As a group we have the responsibility to go further in the search for collective solutions. We want to be an actor that promotes the social, environmental and economic development of the region. Therefore, we are assuming a commitment that seeks to contribute to the conservation of ecosystems and the well-being of the people of South America, making it a better place for all of them.”

Written by

Bruna Pinhoni

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