Tue, 14 Nov|
About Flying: Why? Why Not? Which Company Policy?
Is blaming passengers the answer to flying challenges? Join us as we explore whether employees should halt flying and why blame often falls on them. Discover innovative company policies that could redefine the way we approach this issue.
Time & Location
14 Nov 2023, 13:00 – 14:00 GMT
About the event
To register for this event please download and register on the KlimateNet App. It is available on the Apple and Google stores
Flying: is blaming passengers the solution and what could an engaging company policy look like?
Members of KlimateNet transport community would like to discuss the challenge that most professionals face in relation to flying or not flying? Do employees need to stop flying? And in the first place why is the blame on passengers? There do not seem to be any standard or recognised policy or incentive implemented by large organisations to limit their employees to fly? We have invited 2 prominent experience sustainability consultants of the aviation industry to share their views and will be very pleased to collect feedback from you as participants to devise any potential best practice we can then share with all KlimateNet members.
We will be very pleased to welcome you all to interact with our speakers:
Rebecca Meldrum is leading discussion in the aviation about how we can make aerospace more sustainable and innovative. She is also supporting companies (in various industries) deliver transition to zero in line with science based targets, which is really at the coal face. Reducing flying as part of business travel is an interesting question and often promoted as a budgeting benefit. What's interesting though, is that moving from long haul to short haul, and short haul to domestic travel for supplier engagement can lead to a (geographically) closer network suppliers. Which begs an interesting question about how the span size of a company's networking and business travel footprint changes the overall dynamic of their scope 3 footprint - potentially resulting in reduced emissions upstream/downstream logistics. While potentially increasing the opportunity for circular (particularly return, reuse, repair, refill etc) schemes, which would reduce a company's carbon footprint from purchased product and downstream disposal, while driving customer engagement and loyalty.
Dirk Singer is the co-writer of the book called released this month called "Sustainability in the Air: Innovators transforming aviation for a greener future. Dirk will share his views of the challenges air travel has in weaning itself off fossil fuels, tell the stories of different innovators working towards a better, cleaner future for the industry, and provide eight principles the industry should follow if it wants to truly decarbonise.
You will be able to contact Rebecca and Dirk on the App after the event