The Heart of Voh in 1990, New Caledonia, French Overseas Territory, (20°56’S - 164°39’E). © Yann Arthus-Bertrand / Altitude

Commit ourselves to protect our planet

the joint partnership

Air France and the GoodPlanet Foundation share common values and agree on the initiatives required to tackle climate change. The difficulty is to respond to growing mobility needs and act concurrently in a socially responsible manner. The GoodPlanet Foundation is an expert on CO2 emissions and on managing carbon offset programmes. As a non-profit organization acting for the common good under the French 1901 Act, it offers full guarantees of financial transparency. The Air France - GoodPlanet partnership is rooted in long-standing cooperation and in a climate of mutual trust.

Action Carbone Solidaire is a project run by the GoodPlanet Foundation, presided by photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand. The project allows companies, institutions, local authorities and individuals to calculate their impact on the climate, to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and to contribute to voluntary offsetting initiatives. It is a responsible, compassionate, not-for-profit programme designed to help all parties contribution to fight climate change.

With Action Carbone Solidaire, 95% of the amounts are actually allocated to carbon offset projects supported by the programme, in order to cover field costs, as well as project management and international certification of carbon credits.

Air France and voluntary carbon offset

Air France is one of two airlines subsidiaries of AIR FRANCE KLM, the world's leading airline by turnover. As such, it is duty-bound to set example in terms of corporate social responsibility and sustainable development.

Our goal is to reduce CO2 emissions by 20% by 2020, as compared to 2011.

To reach this goal, we have decided to address the climate change issue in a realistic and determined manner, and have drawn up a clear, ambitious policy. We strongly reassert our support for the Kyoto Protocol and for the inclusion of air transport in the European Union's emissions trading scheme. We act in all facets of our business activity:

    A modern and more energy efficient fleet.
       - reducing onboard weight
    lighter aircraft means less fuel consumption so less CO2 emissions
    In 2015, new lighter aircraft seats allowed CO2 emissions reduction up to 1,400 tons for the A319 fleet and 2,300 tons for the A320 fleet.
       - optimising use of airspace
    Improvements in fuel efficiency are made through the optimization of routes, flight paths and altitudes, as well as reduction of aircraft stand-by times.
       - Eco-piloting in the air and on the ground
    Pilots are trained to apply the most fuel efficient procedures whenever possible
    Biofuels offer a potential CO2 emissions reduction up to 80% compared to current air fuel. Air France is committed to create a biofuel industry in France. The Lab’line for the future is a concrete example of this commitment.

In response to customer request, we now provide a CO2 emissions calculator. By also offering our customers the opportunity to offset the emissions generated by their flights via an NGO, we are acting entirely in line with our policy of transparency.