Ryanair Launches New Environmental Policy

07 Mar 2018

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Ryanair, Europe’s greenest airline, today (7 Mar) launched a new Environmental Policy, which commits to ambitious future environmental targets building on impressive achievements to date, including commitments to address climate change, and the priorities and policies which will allow Ryanair to continue to lower CO2 emissions and noise pollution.

This Environmental Policy illustrates Ryanair’s commitment to managing its impact on the environment by:

– Leading the way as Europe’s greenest, cleanest airline

– Committing to ambitious environmental targets

– Investing billions in the newest, most fuel efficient aircraft

– Committing to eliminate all non-recyclable plastics within 5 years

– Allowing customers to offset the carbon cost of their flights


Ryanair’s Kenny Jacobs said:

“As Europe’s greenest airline, we are pleased to launch our Environmental Policy, a blueprint for our achievements to date and future targets. Operating the youngest fleet in Europe, high load factors and efficient fuel burn, has enabled us to continuously lower our CO2 emissions to become the greenest airline in Europe. Furthermore, customers can now offset the carbon cost of their flight by making a voluntary donation to a climate charity at the end of the booking process, and we have committed to going plastic free across our operations over the next five years.”


Ryanair’s COO Peter Bellew said:

“We are pleased to launch our Environmental Policy, which cements our commitment to continuously improving the carbon efficiency of our operations. By minimising fuel and energy consumption, reducing noise pollution and relentlessly supporting global emissions targets, we will play our part in addressing climate change. We will lead the way through these initiatives, and our progress will be published annually on our website and in our annual report.”


Environmental Policy