(10 Sep 2021)
SITA has achieved CarbonNeutral company certification,
a full year ahead of its original target of 2022.
reduced its overall emissions of greenhouse gases by 48%
between 2019 and 2020.
SITA’s journey to achieving carbon neutrality and
formal accreditation has involved working with several independent
expert environmental bodies. The organization followed The CarbonNeutral Protocol’s framework, which is managed by
Natural Capital Partners, experts on carbon neutrality
and climate finance.
Working with independent emissions assessor
RSK Group, a comprehensive review of emissions relating to
operations and business travel was undertaken to calculate SITA’s
In 2020, this was extended to include many more
indirect emissions generated from activities such as homeworking,
which was commonplace for SITA employees during the pandemic.
decrease in SITA’s carbon footprint reflects its actions since
2018 to reduce, eliminate and offset its emissions to achieve
Barbara Dalibard, CEO of SITA, said, “We are
delighted to have achieved our carbon neutral goal as part of our
ongoing sustainability journey. I want to thank our employees who
have been critical in reaching this ambitious milestone, one year
ahead of our original deadline. Being a trusted partner to the air
transport industry, we are firmly committed to helping aviation
reduce its emissions and achieve its carbon reduction objectives.”
SITA’s UN recognized carbon neutrality
Planet+ program has been key to lowering the company’s emissions
with initiatives designed to create sustainable and
energy-efficient workplaces and reduce internal business travel.
SITA also compensates 100% of any carbon emissions that it has
been unable to reduce or eliminate by financing projects that help
cut and negate existing and future carbon emissions while
supporting multiple UN SDGs.
These offsetting projects include supporting reforestation and
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