Manchester Airports Group (MAG) in the UK has teamed up with New Zealand-based CarbonClick to provide travellers with the ability to offset carbon emissions from their flights at three of its airports, London Stansted (STN), Manchester (MAN) and East Midland (EMA).
The CarbonClick voluntary offset tool permits travellers, irrespective of their airline or destination, to buy carbon credits to compensate for the calculated emissions from their flight.
Every purchase will be connected directly to climate projects supported by CarbonClick in the country and abroad.
Under its previous partnerships, CarbonClick collaborated with Fraport Slovenija and Galapagos Ecological Airport for helping offset carbon, as well as Etihad Airways and Air Tahiti Nui.
MAG CSR and airspace change director Neil Robinson said: “By offsetting emissions from their flights, passengers can make a real difference to worthwhile projects, which support a sustainable future.
“High-quality carbon offsetting is just one of the tools available to our industry as we work towards a greener future. We are confident this partnership will encourage our passengers to opt-in and have a positive impact every time they fly with us.”
In addition, MAG released its latest annual CSR report that includes its involvement in connection with climate change and its support of communities over the last 12 months.
In GRESB’s annual Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) ratings published last week, MAG was ranked as the ‘highest performing European airport operator.’
Last year, MAG, in its five-year CSR strategy, stated its commitment to becoming a net-zero carbon business by 2038.
The airport group also declared a prize of five years free landing fees worth more than $1.38m (£1m) to the first zero-emission aeroplane based at MAG airport.
In April, MAG revealed the impact of passenger volumes during the Covid-19 pandemic.