Tokyo May 22, 2008 - ANA today revealed its Ecology Plan 2008-2011, in which it draws up goals for the reduction of CO2 emissions by its fleet. Specifically, ANA will reduce the absolute amount of CO2 produced on domestic routes by 200,000 tonnes, compared with 2006 levels, down from 4.9 million to 4.7 million tonnes. Including international flights, CO2 emissions per tonne per kilometre will be reduced by 10% by the end of 2011, compared with 2006 levels, which equates to a fall of 25% vis-à-vis 1990 levels – the yardstick given in the Kyoto Protocol
“We have just moved into the four year period from 2008 to 2011 outlined in the Kyoto Protocol for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions,” said ANA President and CEO Mineo Yamamoto at a press conference in Tokyo this afternoon. “The environment is one of the most pressing issues facing the airline industry today and at ANA we are committed to taking a leading role. To this end we are forging ahead with the renewal of our fleet with the most environmentally friendly aircraft available, we are engaged in reforestation and coral-growing projects, we run a picture book competition to raise awareness of the environment, and have now become the first airline in the world to set its own emissions targets,” he continued.
From June 1 to July 10, ANA will for the third time run its ‘e-flight’ programme to bring the environment into focus on all domestic flights. Along with cups and chopsticks made from sustainable sources and featuring a special logo, an in-flight video featuring Welsh-born novelist and naturalist C W Nicoll – a familiar figure in Japan – will be shown. A total of 20 Boeing 777-200 and -300 aircraft in ANA’s domestic fleet will also carry the e-flight logo.