Virgin America becomes first US airline to join The Climate Registry
The Climate Registry, a nonprofit organisation that sets consistent standards to calculate, verify and report greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions has welcomed Virgin America as the first US airline to join the Registry and commit to report its GHG emissions according to its comprehensive, rigorous standards.
Virgin America will report accurate and recognised emissions data as a member of The Climate Registry on an annual basis as it measures and manages its emissions and carbon dioxide (CO2) reduction goals.
"As the only California-based airline, it is in our DNA to make environmentally sustainable practices a core priority in our business model," said Dave Pflieger, senior vice-president of legal, government affairs and sustainability at Virgin America. "We hope to do our part to promote awareness and transparency about the impact our industry has on the environment."
The airline's move to voluntarily report emissions comes as US legislators and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have recently solicited public input about mandatory GHG emissions reporting policies.