Delta’s commitment to sustainability is about joining arms to limit harm to our world. The airline’s ambitious commitment to carbon neutrality from March 2020 onward is coming to fruition with swift impact through immediate actions, coupled with long-term investments to combat climate change. These investments will drive innovation, advance clean air travel technologies, accelerate the reduction of carbon emissions and waste and establish a path to a more sustainable future.
Delta is focusing efforts in three areas: carbon reduction and carbon removal, stakeholder engagement and coalition building.
The brand is also building their fleet to have the longest, most sustainable life possible to make the most of our planet’s resources. Over the past year, they’ve retired more than 200 aircraft and are replacing them with aircraft that are 25 percent more fuel-efficient than the models that are being replaced.
Delta is committed to offsetting carbon to lower greenhouse gas levels, the primary culprit for global warming and climate change. It is addressing its 13 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions from the airline from March 1 to Dec. 31, 2020, through verified offsets.
Delta’s medium-term goal is to replace 10 percent of its jet fuel refined from fossil fuel with sustainable aviation fuel by the end of 2030. They have even started executing industry-leading sustainable fuel agreements with corporate customers to support a future of more sustainable business travel.