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ACC Aviation becomes a carbon neutral aviation business

ACC Aviation is proud to introduce a carbon offsetting program in collaboration with Positive Planet.

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Philip Mathews

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ACC Aviation becomes a carbon-neutral aviation business

ACC Aviation, the global aviation services group, is proud to introduce a carbon offsetting program in collaboration with Positive Planet.

The ambitious program, already being rolled out across the organisation, integrates carbon offsetting plans for charter operations with comprehensive internal initiatives to reduce emissions from daily business activities.

Working closely with Positive Planet, the plan sees ACC Aviation proactively reduce its carbon output, offset its current emissions, begin a tree planting initiative, and become a Certified Carbon Neutral organisation.

Thanks to Positive Planet’s emissions travel calculator, ACC can provide a carbon insights report to clients ahead of any charter programs, ensuring all parties are informed of the environmental impacts and empowered to make appropriate decisions.

Positive Planet, established in 2021 by co-founders Stephen Henry and Adam White, helps businesses and organisations to reduce their climate impact. Its Certified Carbon Neutral Accreditation program enables businesses to start their journey to net zero.

“The push for responsible travel and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors has become a big talking point at ACC. Plans to become a greener organisation are frequently discussed in our internal meetings. In the wider industry, airlines are rated higher by lessors, OEMs and airports if they have an ESG program, and end-user customers are becoming more aware of their carbon footprint,” said Richard Smith, ACC Aviation’s Director of Charter. “These past few months, we have studied various sustainability partners and determined Positive Planet best suited us. Their team understood our business and its portal is also easy to use,” he added.

“Aviation is responsible for nearly 2% of global carbon dioxide emissions, so we are pleased to be working with ACC Aviation to help them minimise their carbon footprint and offset their emissions,” said Stephen Henry, Positive Planet co-founder. “Becoming a Certified Carbon Neutral aviation company is a significant step for ACC, and we encourage others in the sector to take equally ambitious steps,” he added.

About ACC Aviation

Founded in 2002 as an aircraft leasing specialist, today ACC Aviation delivers market-leading solutions across aviation consultancy services, ACMI leasing, and air charter.

Through an international office network spanning Europe, the Middle East, North America, and Asia, it provides bespoke aviation solutions to clients across the globe. Its success is built on the strength and depth of its relationships within the aviation industry. Through continued investment in developing and maintaining these partnerships with a persistent focus on innovation, ACC Aviation delivers superior solutions to a diverse and growing client base.

YFM Equity Partners-backed ACC Aviation was ranked 85th in the Sunday Times BDO national Profit Track 100 Awards this Spring, lauded for its contribution to the economy and society during the pandemic.

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