Virgin Atlantic and Swiss-based charity Myclimate launch carbon offset scheme to benefit local communities
Virgin Atlantic launched the first ever onboard carbon offset scheme, endorsed by 49 NGOs worldwide, including many environmental groups. The airline has partnered with Swiss-based charity Myclimate to offer a Gold Standard Carbon Offset Scheme which is now available to passengers inflight as well as online.
The scheme aims to benefit projects in India and Indonesia. The airline says it believes that Gold Standard Foundation projects are the only offset standard that guarantees a positive additional impact on local communities and the environment.