Victor launches Carbon Offset Programme for private jet flights
by Ellie Hardinges
On-demand private jet charter firm, Victor, has teamed up with BP to launch a new project that aims to reduce the environmental impact of private aviation and improve the livelihoods of communities around the world. The Carbon Offset Programme allows customers to accrue carbon credits on flights booked through Victor that use Air BP fuel. These credits guarantee that any carbon emissions from fuel used on eligible flights (indicated on Victor’s website, apps and quotes) are offset through investment in eight BP Target Neutral projects. The credits are also added to a digital flight log that can be accessed on a quarterly basis and, as a result, customers are able to keep an eye on the carbon emissions they produce while helping to fund carbon-reducing initiatives.
The projects that will aided by this scheme include a drive to create carbon neutral university campuses in the USA, the widespread plantation of high carbon digesting biogas plants in China and India and the protection of 38,781 hectares land in the Rufunsa Conservancy in Zambia.
In addition to the Carbon Offset Programme, Victor is encouraging customers to become more eco-conscious by curating a list of low-carbon holiday resorts which are better for the environment but don’t skimp on luxury. Flying to Ibiza with Victor, for example, could result in eight carbon credits (the equivalent of $5,100 worth of socio-economic benefits). And, while you’re there, why not stay at La Granja, a ten-hectare farm that works in collaboration with Friends of a Farmer to offer luxury accommodation in eco-friendly rooms with all profits donated to sustainability projects in the local community.
If Italy is your destination of choice the check in to Lefay, an exquisite resort on the banks of Lake Garda which also happens to be the first company in the Italian tourism sector to have signed an agreement with the government to carry out projects aimed at neutralising its carbon emissions. Meanwhile, if business is taking you to Switzerland, detour to the Bürgenstock Resort in the hills above Lake Lucerne. Its unique energy system is powered entirely by hydroelectric power created using the lake’s water meaning the hotel is practically carbon neutral. Victor can also arrange Tesla transfers in each of these locations so you needn’t even worry about the impact of your journey from the airport.
To find out more about the Carbon Offset Programme visit flyvictor.com/carbonreduction.