Malaysia Airlines has become the first airline in Malaysia to launch a voluntary carbon offset programme.
The initiative enables individuals and corporate customers to calculate, understand, and offset the carbon emissions associated with their flights by supporting verified carbon offsetting projects when booking flights through the airline’s website.
In collaboration with CHOOOSE, this collaboration marks a milestone in Malaysia Aviation Group’s (MAG) commitment to achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, as outlined in the MAG Sustainability Blueprint.
Through the programme, Malaysia Airlines’ customers will be provided with visibility into the carbon emissions generated by their flights during the booking process, and provided with the option to offset their emissions from the flight by supporting projects aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
The funds will then be used to support projects that reduce, capture, or avoid greenhouse gas emissions in an amount equivalent to that of the calculated carbon footprint of the journey.
Philip See, group chief sustainability officer, MAG said: “With the launch of the Carbon Offset Programme, Malaysia Airlines customers are provided with transparency to actively mitigate their carbon footprint and contribute to a greener future, as we collectively take significant steps toward our commitment of achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 and ensure a Sustainable Tomorrow for all.”