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Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Wyndham Partners Uniteds Eco-Skies CarbonChoice Corporate Carbon Offset Program

United Airlines and Wyndham are working together to reduce carbon emissions associated with corporate air travel.

The hospitality company, which is one of the largest in the world, has agreed to become an official launch partner for Uniteds Eco-Skies CarbonChoice corporate carbon offset program.

The Eco-Skies CarbonChoice program enables the airlines corporate customers to track and offset the emissions stemming from their business travel and freight shipments on United at the enterprise level.

As the only U.S. airline to offer a corporate carbon offset program, Uniteds CarbonChoice program represents another way for us to broaden and partner with our customers on environmental initiatives outside of our normal business relationship, said Angela Foster-Rice, Managing Director of Environmental Affairs at United Airlines. This program underscores Uniteds efforts to lead commercial aviation as an environmentally responsible company and we are thrilled to help play a role in Wyndham Worldwides carbon footprint reduction efforts.

Through the CarbonChoice program, participating corporate customers receive customized enterprise-level carbon emissions reports and can purchase offsets to counterbalance the emissions associated with their transport, effectively allowing them to ship and travel carbon neutral on United.

Uniteds corporate offset program uses actual flight level data recognizing aircraft type, routes, fuel consumption, payload, and customer-specific business travel and cargo shipments on United. The carbon offsets are available through Uniteds partnership with global NGO Sustainable Travel International and enable participants to support projects designed to help reduce greenhouse gases as well as provide social and economic benefits to communities where those projects are located.

Our commitment to sustainability extends across all facets of the company, said Joanne McNellis Coelho, senior manager, Global Travel at Wyndham. At Wyndham Worldwide, practicing sustainability doesnt just mean turning off the lights or using low flow faucets, its about being innovative and working with colleagues across all functions of the company and with key supply chain partners to make a difference. We are excited to be one of the first members of Uniteds CarbonChoice program.

Wyndhams corporate offset purchase will be invested in the GreenTrees' Advanced Carbon Restored Ecosystem (ACRE) project along the Mississippi River Valley. To date, GreenTrees and its landowners have planted over 36 million trees on nearly 100,000 acres along the Mississippi Alluvial. 

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