FBO network Modern Aviation has partnered with carbon reduction and offset credit organization Carbonfund to offer its customers the ability to reduce their environmental impact by offsetting their carbon emissions as part of their fuel purchase.
The voluntary program will provide carbon offset credits through verified projects at a small surcharge per gallon of fuel, starting on November 1. Initial environmental targets include the Russas-Valparaiso forest conservation projects in the Amazon, which are designed to protect 170,000 acres of tropical rainforest, mitigating the release of approximately 3 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions as well as preserving the biodiversity of the habitat.
“Modern Aviation is dedicated to excellent corporate responsibility, and this is an effort to help achieve a lower-carbon future,” said Mark Carmen, the company’s CEO. “To support our customers in mitigating the environmental impact of their flights, Modern is committing to fund 20 percent of our customers' contribution to participate in this positive program during the program’s first year.”