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Time to act

Business cannot wait. Neither can the world.

VistaJet pledges to give the climate crisis the attention it deserves. For everyone.
VistaJet’s priority is to reduce our carbon footprint meaningfully and fast, and to explore all routes to higher sustainability. Let’s start change now.

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Actions Your help Projects

Actions

  • Carbon offset

    VistaJet is driving further responsibility for the emissions generated by the global fuel consumption of flying around 70,000 passengers per year. Passengers can compensate for fuel use-related carbon emissions from VistaJet aircraft by investing in certified carbon credits.

    VistaJet contracts will include a carbon compensation option for all new Program membership contracts and On Demand global live and ferry flights as of January 1st, 2020.

    VistaJet has selected emission reduction projects of exceptional quality, adhering to the highest environmental standards and holding additional certifications. In addition to reducing global greenhouse gas emissions, VistaJet projects support the well-being of local communities in the countries the company flies to.

  • The VistaJet business model

    Reducing the number of aircraft. Having a shared fleet means less aircraft being produced and enables higher utilization of each existing aircraft.

    A global fleet. VistaJet global infrastructure allows for a reduction in repositioning flights around the globe, making flying as efficient as possible.

    A young fleet. VistaJet’s young fleet also means benefitting from latest flying technology, for the most efficient flying and a better fuel burn than older aircraft.

  • AI and technology to minimize fuel consumption

    VistaJet has launched a comprehensive program to automate flight optimization and global fleet management, promoting more efficient aircraft capacities and optimum aircraft loading procedures.

    Through investment in AI and machine learning technology, VistaJet is working on predictive routes algorithms in an effort to minimize ferry flights and reduce fuel consumption across its entire operations, across all its companies, anywhere in the world.

    The program, launched in 2019, will proceed onto its testing phases throughout 2020, to guarantee major improvements in business efficiency and reduction of impact per flight.

  • Investment in biofuels

    VistaJet is committed to using sustainable alternative jet fuels. Currently, there is only a handful of hubs where sustainable aviation fuel is available.

    VistaJet is asking fuel companies to produce alternative jet fuel in sufficient quantities and to make them available across more locations to support global air travel to have an effective impact on the emissions.

    To further push producers, VistaJet will start lobbying efforts alongside leading manufacturers and operators.

  • Early booking program

    VistaJet has launched a discount incentive for clients who book early.

    Booking with at least a week's notice helps us improve fleet optimization, reducing unnecessary fuel burn.

    For Program Members, this means a discount on their hourly rates.

  • On board products

    VistaJet has already removed over 90% of single-use items from its cabin and replaced them with sustainable alternatives, including its onboard amenity kits.

    It has also switched to more sustainable materials, such as using glass bottles instead of plastic, or packaging products using starch that fully biodegrades in one year.

    Finally, it is substituting more on-board products with ones made with more sustainable materials, such as bamboo or vegetable sources.

  • Working with sustainable partners

    VistaJet partners with carbon neutral companies whenever possible and has started restricting its requirements for all purchasing partners, including sustainability accreditation for third parties across all departments in the business.

  • Future research

    During 2020, VistaJet will go through a full audit across the entire business to assess further possibilities and developments. VistaJet is adamant about extending its push to be a sustainable-first company and commits to:

    • Estimating the carbon footprint of its operations and offices worldwide in accordance to the principles of the GHG Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard.
    • Defining an emissions reduction strategy and identifying further greenhouse gas emissions reductions opportunities across the business.

Your help

Book early

Book with at least a weeks notice to help us manage our fleet movement. This means less planes repositioning, and less unnecessary fuel burn. For Program Members, this also means a discount on their hourly rates.

Be flexible

Accepting to drive to an alternative airport nearby may result in saving a short flight. In 2019, our customers helped us reduce movement around London airports by 20%, saving several tCO2.

Credentials

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Projects

  • Financing positive impact

    Globally and locally

    VistaJet and its customers are compensating for the emissions generated by their fuel consumption. We support emission reduction projects of exceptional quality that adhere to the highest environmental standards and hold additional environmental and social certifications.

    Beyond simply reducing global greenhouse gas emissions, VistaJet’s portfolio of projects supports the wellbeing of communities in the countries VistaJet flies to.

  • Musi Renewable Hydropower

    Sumatra, Indonesia

    Located in rural Sumatra, this run-of-river hydroelectricity project harnesses the flow of the Musi River to generate clean energy for the grid. The project supports local jobs, new income streams, and has funded infrastructure improvements as well as a reforestation program.

    568,898 tCO2
    reduced on average annually

    VCS, Social Carbon | Factsheet

  • Efficient Cookstoves in China

    Mamize Nature Reserve, China

    Located in an area renowned for its panda population and subtropical biodiversity, this project in China provides efficient cookstoves to people predominantly of the Yi ethnic minority, avoiding deforestation and smoke emissions.

    5,000 tCO2
    reduced annually on average

    Gold Standard | Factsheet

  • Wind Farms

    Taiwan

    This project supports the expansion of numerous wind farms across the country to harness the prevailing coastal winds, providing the island with clean, renewable energy. The project also boosts sustainable development initiatives, such as guided tours to raise climate change awareness.

    635,500 tCO2
    mitigated on average annually

    Gold Standard

    Changbin and Taichung | Infravest Fongwei | InfraVest Tongyuan

  • Amazonia Tropical Forest Conservation

    Feijó town, State of Acre, Brazil

    The Envira project in Brazil’s Amazon basin protects 39,300 ha of tropical forest from logging and cattle ranches. This preserves the areas rich biodiversity. Economic opportunities for local communities are fostered through sustainable farming, health services and education.

    1,259,000 tCO2
    mitigated on average annually

    VCS, CCBS | Factsheet

  • Kariba Forest Protection

    Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe

    The Kariba project has protected nearly 785,000 hectares from deforestation and land degradation, preventing CO2 emissions being released. The project supports sustainable development with improved healthcare and education, conservation agriculture, beekeeping training, and ecotourism.

    3,000,000 tCO2
    mitigated on average annually

    Verified Carbon Standard, Community Climate & Biodiversity Standard | Factsheet