Signature Aviation Earns 'A' in Environmental Stewardship

 - January 8, 2021, 11:54 AM
Signature Aviation has had its environmental efforts recognized by the Carbon Disclosure Project, which ranked more than 5,800 of the world's top companies based on their commitments to reduce carbon emissions. (Photo: Signature Aviation)

Signature Aviation has been awarded a grade of “A” by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), an environmental non-profit that publishes an annual survey grading corporations' commitments to halting the threat and effects of climate change. The UK-based company was lauded for its environmental stewardship efforts, including commitments to reporting, mitigation, and technology, placing in the top 5 percent of the nearly 6,000 companies that were ranked this year.

Over the past year, the parent company to Signature Flight Support, the world’s largest FBO operator with more than 200 locations globally, introduced Signature Renew, a comprehensive program aimed at net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. Towards that end, the company recently announced it would introduce permanent supplies of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at several of its locations and it is also introducing electrified ground service equipment, LEED-certified new construction, and solar power at its FBOs.

CDP uses a detailed and independent methodology to rate organizations from A to D+ and it noted that "despite the unprecedented challenges faced in 2020, the business world shows growing environmental awareness."

“Signature is approaching the impact of climate change from a multitude of angles,” said Signature Aviation group CEO Mark Johnstone. “We’re proud to achieve an A rating by CDP, which has been made possible by our continuing campaign to reduce emissions on a companywide scale.”