Finnair has been reporting its climate impact in
the worldwide Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) for three years now.
In the latest report Finnair nearly doubled its result from last
year to 61 CDLI (Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index).
very best airlines reached over 60 points, which also makes
Finnair one of the European forerunners in this field," explained
Kati Ihamäki, Finnair's VP Sustainable Development.
CDP gathers information on the greenhouse gas emissions of various
corporations and their strategies to reduce them, so that
companies and decision-makers can combat climate change through
"A business can only manage what it
measures. The Carbon Disclosure project has, on behalf of
institutional investors, challenged the world's largest companies
to measure and report their carbon emissions, integrating the
long-term value and cost of climate change into their assessment
of the financial health and future prospects," Ihamäki added.
Finnair reports on its environmental impacts not only via the
CDP but also through its social responsibility reports and
"Around 95% of an airline's
emissions result from engine emissions during flying. The biggest
environmental act that an airline can make, therefore, is to fly
with modern, low-emission aircraft," said Ihamäki.
Finnair's European fleet is one of the most modern in the world and the modernisation of the long-haul fleet is near to completion. Every
new generation of aircraft produces on average 20% less emissions
than its predecessor.
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