Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, has today (08 Dec) announced that it has been awarded a ‘B’ rating on climate protection from the CDP – an international non-profit that helps organisations to disclose their environmental impact. This rating shows an improvement on Ryanair’s rating for the previous year (‘B-’) and recognises the significant work that Ryanair has undertaken to manage its environmental impact to date.
This result confirms Ryanair’s high level of value chain engagement, transparency in the disclosure of CO2 emissions, and its industry leading CO2 emissions reduction initiatives, such as the airlines $22bn investment in new ‘Gamechanger’ aircraft that reduce CO2 emissions by 16% while carrying 4% more passengers, all of which Ryanair was awarded the top standard “A” rating for.
Ryanair has set a goal of achieving an overall CDP rating of ‘A’ in the next two years.
Ryanair’s Director of Sustainability, Thomas Fowler, said:
“We are delighted to be awarded a ‘B’ rating in this year’s CDP. This acknowledges Ryanair’s commitment to reducing its environmental impact. Over the years we have reduced our environmental footprint, leading us to be one of the most environmentally efficient airlines. We did this through investing in innovative technology and by driving a company-wide decarbonisation programme.”