In September 2021, Jet2 plc launched its Jet2 Net Zero Sustainability Strategy with the vision to become “the leading brand in sustainable air travel and package holidays”. Our stretching but pragmatic targets focus on three pillars: On the Ground; In the Air; and In Resort and will have meaningful positive impacts in making our Real Package Holidays from Jet2holidays®, and our scheduled holiday flights with Jet2.com more environmentally sustainable.
Our Jet2 Net Zero strategy set targets for the short term (the calendar year ended 31 December 2023), alongside medium term (2024-2026) and also long term (extending until 2030).
PROGRESS AGAINST OUR TARGETS
During April 2023, Jet2 plc made a significant investment into a new Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) production plant to be constructed in the North West of England – one of the first such deals in UK aviation. SAF is a low emission, drop-in fuel which reduces emissions by approximately 70% compared to conventional jet fuel over its lifecycle.
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We began offsetting the carbon emissions from Jet2’s in-house ground handling services from 1 January 2022. In a full flying programme, we expect our in-house ground handling services will cover approximately 50% of our customers. Carbon emissions from Jet2’s in-house ground handling operations totalled 187 tonnes in the 3 months from 1 January 2022.
In addition, from 1 January 2022, we are also acting upon carbon in our support functions, including the offset of associated emissions. In those offices where we control the electricity supply, Jet2 consumed 728,779 kWh of electricity (equating to 155 tonnes of CO2e), all of which was from renewable sources backed by renewable energy guarantees of origin certificates. Carbon emissions from other energy consumption in our offices, aircraft maintenance hangars, simulator centre and other areas totalled 364 tonnes (excluding renewable electricity).
Most flights from the UK to Europe and within Europe are covered under UK and EU ETS, meaning airlines pay money to governments for their carbon emissions. Further offsetting schemes include the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA), whereby emissions over and above the levels incurred by the industry during 2019 are expected to be offset; however this scheme will not take effect until the global aviation industry has recovered to pre-pandemic levels.
In addition, Jet2 will voluntarily offset any carbon emissions from our flights which fall outside of these schemes and therefore pay for every tonne of carbon that we emit. By doing so, our valued Customers can be assured that Jet2 has fully covered their flight’s carbon emissions.
Accordingly, from 1 January 2022, we were pleased to meet our target of offsetting our airline emissions not covered by mandatory carbon pricing mechanisms, namely the UK and EU Emissions Trading Schemes (ETS).
Jet2 carbon emissions not included within mandatory carbon pricing mechanisms totalled 235,292 tonnes since the beginning of January 2022, representing over 83% of total emissions.
In total, we will offset 235,998 tonnes of carbon emissions for the period from 1 January 2022 to 31 March 2022. This results in annual Scope 1 and 2 emissions, net of offsetting, amounting to 747,198 tonnes.
Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (“SECR”) metrics
Jet2 strives to operate in the most environmentally responsible way possible and we are taking action across a range of areas to address our environmental footprint.
Jet2 monitors its energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) in line with Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) requirements. We use gCO2 per passenger kilometre as the measure of our environmental intensity, as this is a metric widely used by the sector and is therefore more relevant to our operation.
The table below sets out total energy consumption and resulting GHG emissions by Scope arising from business operations.
|gCO2per passenger km aircraft fuel burn only†||82.0||89.8|
|gCO2per passenger km including all relevant scope 1, 2 & 3 emissions†||99.4||110.5|
† Metric uses EU ETS emissions factors and includes aircraft fuel burn only (please see methodology)
‡ Emissions included are explained in the methodology section.
GHG emissions are categorised into three Scopes as defined below: