As Malaysia Airlines continues to carry you across the globe, we're making it possible to reduce the carbon footprint of your air travel.
Malaysia Airlines is aware that 2% of the world's carbon emissions of greenhouse gases are contributed by the aviation industry. We have, since 2005, strived to reduce fuel consumption by flying more direct routes at the most economical speed, practicing continuous descent approaches and flying lighter and cleaner aircrafts to improve fuel efficiency. We have also embarked on green programmes on the ground such as integrating 3R (reduce, reuse and recycle) waste management practices, energy conservation, pursuing and obtaining ISO14001 certifications for environmental management systems and increasing the use of biodegradable products. We're also improving the awareness of our staff on the importance of curbing global warming.
Running tighter and greener operations in the air and on the ground makes both business and environmental sense.
Malaysia Airlines is, nevertheless, prepared to go further. From 1st June 2008, for every flight our staff boards on company business, we plan to offset the carbon dioxide emissions generated.
And, now, so can you.
We here, at Malaysia Airlines, invite our passengers to come on-board with us on our carbon offsetting scheme. Whenever you fly with Malaysia Airlines, or our subsidiaries MASwings and Firefly, you may choose to offset the carbon emissions of your flight by making a modest contribution. Those proceeds will help fund selected United Nations-sanctioned programmes to protect rainforests in Malaysia , a natural carbon sink, that reduce greenhouse gases and curb the onset of climate change. Through a trust fund managed by the Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM) on behalf of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (NRE), projects satisfying the stipulated criteria will be funded by these proceeds. Trustees of this fund will include the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, the Forest Research Institute of Malaysia and Malaysia Airlines.
We have designed a mechanism that allows passengers to calculate their share of carbon emissions as a result of their air travel and make a proportionate contribution via our internet booking channel. To find more about our online carbon emission calculator, click here.
Even the smallest of contributions can go a long way and at Malaysian Airlines we try to help you be part of the green solution.