Employers curb company air traffic

Anders Reizen Coalition accelerates sustainability of international business air travel

At the meeting on 18 November, 24 organisations including Royal Schiphol Group joined forces to implement policies aimed at making their own business air travel more sustainable. The parties also signed up for the objective of implementing best practices developed for this purpose before 2022. These include:

  • Full CO2 compensation for business air traffic through CO2 certificates
  • Investing in new technologies such as electric/hybrid flying or synthetic fuels
  • Purchasing biofuels for business aviation (lower CO2 emissions per kilometre)
  • Travel with direct flights (if possible), even if this leads to higher costs

By implementing these measures, the companies are taking proactive steps to mitigate the environmental impacts of their business air travel, such as CO2 and nitrogen. The pioneering measures introduced by Anders Reizen (Travel Differently) include increasing the sustainability of air travel. At the same time, the coalition is calling on rail companies to increase the frequency of international connections and to reduce travel times to new destinations. The full list of best practices is available on the Anders Reizen website.

The measures have been embraced by: ABN AMRO, Accenture, ANWB, Arcadis, a.s.r., Capgemini, CGI, Deloitte, Eneco, Leaseplan, NS, Philips, PGGM, ProRail, PwC, Renewi, Rijksoverheid, Royal HaskoningDHV, Royal Schiphol Group, Stedin, Strukton, Tauw, Tennet and Vattenfall.

Anders Reizen is a network of frontrunners from the Dutch business community. With this new ambition to accelerate the sustainability of business air travel, these companies are once again underlining that they wish to remain at the forefront of developments and take responsibility.
Hugo Houppermans, Director of Anders Reizen Coalition
As an airport, Schiphol is climate-neutral and is working hard to make aviation more sustainable. This includes clean travel by its own employees, both in their daily commute and for business trips at home and abroad. Among other things, Schiphol compensates for the emissions generated by the air travel of its staff and invests in sustainable fuels such as biokerosene and synthetic kerosene.
Miriam Hoekstra - van der Deen, Director of Airport Operations at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol