Delta Makes CES Travel Sustainable
All Delta customers travelling to CES 2020 will fly carbon neutral. The airline is investing in renewable and natural environment solutions to offset emissions for its flights to and from Las Vegas during the week of January 6, building on the company’s long-running investments in sustainability.
The airline will invest more than $100,000 into The International Small Group & Tree Planting Program (TIST), a program that supports subsistence farmers in countries such as Kenya and Uganda to reverse the devastating effects of deforestation, drought and famine through tree planting and conservation farming. The investment covers carbon associated with all Delta flights into and out of Las Vegas during CES 2020.
Delta also will make investments in verified projects to offset the carbon footprint associated with Global Citizen’s year-long Global Goal Live: The Possible Dream campaign which supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Delta’s sustainability mission at a glance:
- Delta is the first and only U.S. airline to voluntarily cap greenhouse gas emissions at 2012 levels even with 25 percent growth.
- In 2018 it started replacing single-use plastics onboard and eliminated more than 300,000 pounds in plastic waste annually - more than the weight of a Boeing 757.
- Delta is investing $2 million in a study of a potential facility that would produce biofuel from forest floor debris. The airline also has an agreement to purchase 10 million gallons per year of advanced renewable biofuels. These renewable fuels have up to 75% fewer lifecycle emissions than conventional jet fuel.
- Delta was the first U.S. airline to recycle waste from aircraft and has recycled more than three million pounds of aluminum from on-board waste – equivalent to the weight of seven Airbus A350s – over 10 years. Funds from that program and recycling oil in TechOps have been used to construct 13 of the 270+ homes Delta has built with Habitat for Humanity globally.
- In 2018, Delta launched an employee-led business resource group called Green Up. This focuses on new ways Delta can make a difference in environmental sustainability, including innovative ways to upcycle our frontline uniforms and find solutions to reduce waste on our corporate campuses.
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