Singapore Airlines Group commits to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050
The Singapore Airlines Group (SIA) announced May 24 its commitment to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, reinforcing its long-standing strategy of working towards decarbonization and environmental sustainability across its operations.
The group’s airlines—Singapore Airlines, Scoot and SIA Cargo—will use multiple levers to achieve this goal. These include investing in new-generation aircraft, achieving higher operational efficiency, adopting low-carbon technology such as sustainable aviation fuel, and sourcing for high-quality carbon offsets.
SIA Group has pursued multiple projects in support of its sustainability goals even amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. For example, the group completed the installation of solar panels on all of its office buildings in Singapore. This generates renewable energy that provides up to 18 percent of its electricity demand, or enough to power around 2,300 four-room apartments in Singapore for a year.
Singapore Airlines has been an active member of the Sustainable Aviation Fuel Users Group since 2011. In 2017, SIA launched a series of green package flights from San Francisco to Singapore that incorporated sustainable aviation fuels, fuel-efficient aircraft and optimized air traffic management measures. In 2020, SIA worked with Stockholm’s Swedavia Airport to uplift sustainable aviation fuels on flights departing from the city. These activities have helped to improve the group’s understanding of the logistics and procurement of renewable fuels. SIA is actively working with partners and stakeholders to explore opportunities to scale up the adoption of sustainable aviation fuels across its network.
As the SIA Group embarks on this journey towards net zero emissions by 2050, it will continue to collaborate with like-minded partners to develop a robust sustainable aviation fuel supply chain and carbon market. This includes working together with stakeholders in Singapore to develop a holistic decarbonization plan, which complements Singapore’s goal of strengthening the country’s air hub and maintaining its competitive advantage into the future.