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The latest on our climate action strategy

At Victor, transparency is front and centre of how we operate. It’s also a core component of our commitment to the planet. That’s why, as part of our ongoing climate action strategy, we’re proud to share our audited 2021 carbon impact report. We’d also like to thank you, our members, for being part of the journey towards a more responsible future for aviation.  

Our 2021 audited report 

In 2021, we flew 2,917,223 nautical miles, 123 times around the globe, and to 111 countries. The impact of these flights? A fuel burn of 2,401,385 gallons and 27,906 tonnes of emissions. To offset this impact, we purchased 60,128 carbon credits and invested in four global sustainability projects around the world.
As the first private jet company to have our annual flights, emissions, and carbon credits formally verified by a third-party auditor, we’re glad that Cooper Parry has completed our 2021 report for the second year in a row. Meanwhile, we calculated the emissions from every Victor flight in partnership with RocketRoute – the leading provider of flight planning – to provide an accurate fuel burn calculation. 

Our carbon offset programme 

We launched our carbon offset scheme in 2019, and we haven’t stopped pushing the boundaries since. In July 2020, we celebrated our first 12 months as the world’s first carbon-negative aviation business. Since then, we’ve continued to offset every flight by 200% as standard. We’re delighted that some Victor customers chose to make additional offsetting contributions in 2021, which meant that 6.8% of our total flight emissions were offset beyond our 200% standard.  

A carbon-offsetting strategy is only as strong as the projects it finances. That’s why we’ve partnered with Strive to ensure that we invest in leading, verified, nature-based projects around the world. From a hydropower project in Western China to a biodiversity reserve in Borneo, these projects contribute to a variety of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

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Some of the projects we supported in 2021:  

Rimba Raya Biodiversity Reserve Project, Borneo 

The Rimba Raya REDD+ project has protected 64,500 hectares of biodiverse peat forest from the expansion of oil palm plantations. As well as defending 120+ threatened and endangered species in the project area, it supports over 10,000 members of the local community – who have traditionally used the land unsustainably. By establishing land-use rights for the community and installing essential infrastructure, such as solar lighting, electricity, and a mobile health clinic, this project is doing extensive work to protect a key part of the island of Borneo. 

Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary Project, Cambodia 

Located in eastern Cambodia, this REDD+ Project Area encompasses 166,963 ha of the Seima Protection Forest (SPF). This sanctuary is part of the ancestral homeland of a large ethnic Bunong community. The Bunong people rely on the forest as a source of income and it also plays a central role in their spirituality. Home to 41 globally threatened species, the area is also a meeting point for two key ecoregions – the Annamite Mountains and the lower Mekong dry forests. As a result of the project’s fight against deforestation and degradation, an annual reduction of 3,743,101 tonnes of emissions has been recorded locally.  

Karacabey Wind Power Project, Turkey 

This proposed project, set in Turkey’s Bursa province, aims to create a new wind power plant that will generate electricity for the Turkish grid. With a total of 33.3 MW of installed power, it will generate around 101,9 GWh of electricity each year. It’s estimated that this will result in an annual reduction of 56,264 tonnes of carbon dioxide, alongside reductions in SOx and NOx emissions – which are generated from fossil fuel power.  

Our Sustainable Aviation Fuel partnership 

In 2021, we proudly partnered with AirGO – an innovative airline that’s committed to reducing its impact on the planet. Our partnership allows Victor customers to easily invest in Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF), which is one of the most effective ways to neutralise carbon emissions while flying.  

SAF is produced from sustainable feedstocks, such as used cooking oil and commercial waste. It can potentially cut CO2 lifecycle emissions by up to 80%, in comparison to traditional jet fuel. When you book with Victor, you’ll now have SAF included in the total cost of your charter. Plus, when you request a quote, we’ll show you how AirGO’s fuel-efficient Piaggio Avanti compares with more carbon-intensive jets. 

Our commitment to you 

From our growing carbon offset programme to our industry-first SAF offering, we’re proud to be at the forefront of climate action in the aviation industry. But we won’t stop here. We’ll continue working hard to address the challenge of how flying can fit in a low-carbon future. We’ll also continue to uphold our commitment to transparency by sharing our progress with you – every step of the way. 

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