Aeromexico and MEXICO2, an independent platform for trading carbon credits, recently signed an agreement that enables the airline to purchase certified emission reductions in order to meet international carbon guidelines.
"The global aviation industry is responsible for 2 percent of all CO2 emissions from the use of fossil fuels, and this figure could grow to 3 percent by 2050," MEXICO2 Director Eduardo Piquero said. "Signing this agreement means that Aeromexico has adopted the International Aviation Transport Association (IATA) guidelines to offset carbon emissions based on the commitment set in 2005 for carbon-neutral growth by 2020 with 50 percent reduction by 2050 relative to 2005 levels."
The agreement means that Aeromexico is committed to best international practices for environmental protection by offsetting part of its annual air emissions. Aeromexico and its customers will financially contribute toward the program in order to acquire carbon credits from renewable energy and methane capture projects through MEXICO2.
In 2013, Aeromexico released the "Fly Green" program, which aims to reduce CO2 emissions and also offers customers flights that have less of an impact on the environment.
Aeromexico's program also supports the reuse of Mexico's natural resources and the sustainable development of its economy to encourage innovation and motivate other companies to adopt sustainable strategies.