Malaysia-based flagship carrier Malaysian Airlines has announced that it wants to achieve zero net emission by 2050. In a statement, Malaysian Aviation Group said that it was launching the MAG Sustainability Blueprint, aimed to promote socio-economic development and achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
MAG’s Group Chief Executive Officer Captain Izham Ismail said in a statement, “As we look forward and seek to create a brighter future for the national aviation services group, we have to be conscious and work towards creating a future that also elevates and protects the communities we are present in.
“In the long run, our sustainability initiatives will drive us to be a more responsible, efficient, and effective organization, with the character and mindset to be environmentally responsible, the leadership to empower and develop our workforce expertise, the responsibility to spearhead safety leadership, the experience to go above and beyond compliance, and the ingenuity to maintain and grow profitability and resilience.
“Together we will create a greener world, to ensure the lives we touch may continue to flourish, and actively play our role as the national carrier and helping the nation fly ever higher.”
MAG’s sustainability programme aims for aviation emission reduction, fuel conservation and climate change. The carrier also aims to reduce the overall CO2 emission by 25 million kilograms this year. The programme further aims to reach 50 percent usage of biodegradable materials for inflight operations, coupled with 50 percent of ground and inflight waste recycled and up cycled by 2025 onwards.