United Airlines Introduces CarbonChoice Tool for Cargo Flights
by Vikas Vij
Sustainability is the way forward in aviation to make air transportation safer, efficient, affordable and planet-friendly. Global airline companies cannot afford to ignore their environmental responsibility, considering how critically the world’s economic and social development depends on aviation.
To make the business of flying more environmentally sustainable, United Airlines has launched an innovative CarbonChoice tool which will provide its large cargo clients with customized reports on emissions, along with the option to offset their company’s carbon footprint through the airline’s green business partner, Sustainable Travel International.
United has received feedback from its cargo shippers that they are keen to learn about their company’s environmental impact. The CarbonChoice program is a result of the cargo clients’ proactive interest in participating in such a program that can help them include carbon-neutral business practices into their larger business strategy.
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Vikas is a staff writer for the Sustainable Development news and editorial section on Justmeans. He is an MBA with 20 years of managerial and entrepreneurial experience and global travel. He is the author of "The Power of Money" (Scholars, 2003), a book that presents a revolutionary monetary economic theory on poverty alleviation in the developing world. Vikas is also the official writer for an international social project for developing nations "Decisions for Life" run in collaboration between the ILO, the University of Amsterdam and the Indian Institute of Management.