JetBlue on Thursday released its abbreviated 2019 Environmental Social Governance (ESG) Report.
The annual report outlines the JetBlue For Good pillars which includes the environment. The ESG report identifies key sustainability factors that affect the airline’s business and financial performance.
“The report showcases the airline’s ongoing work to make a positive impact for the environment, in our communities and beyond,” said JetBlue’s director corporate social responsibility and diversity, equity & inclusion, Icema Gibbs.
JetBlue For Good 2018-2019 Environment highlights
- JetBlue recently announced plans to achieve carbon neutral flying for its domestic routes later this year as a critical and measurable step toward reducing its contribution to global warming. JetBlue aims to avoid emissions through a new, fuel-efficient fleet and optimized operational efficiency and by pursuing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) where feasible. Over the past five years, JetBlue has achieved consistent reductions in Scope 1-3 emissions on an intensity basis, and improved 2.2 percent from 2018 to 2019.
- For emissions that cannot be avoided, JetBlue will soon offset CO2 emissions from jet fuel for all domestic flights. Leading up to this launch, JetBlue has offset more than 2.6 billion pounds of CO2 emissions in partnership with Carbonfund.org since 2008. More details will be announced shortly.
- By converting to electric ground service equipment (eGSE) at New York’s JFK Airport, JetBlue is projected to cut four million pounds of CO2 greenhouse gas emission per year, reduce ground fuel usage by approx. 200,000 gallons fuel and improve its bottom line with more than $500,000 in ground fuel savings annually.