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BRA renews its environmental crusade

The Swedish domestic carrier has just renewed a key ISO environmental certificate, which it has had for many years.

The Swedish domestic carrier BRA has just received a renewed ISO environmental certificate, meaning that the company in its various guises has again passed the annual recertification and is still certified to a high environmental standard since 2019.

BRA was the first airline certified in accordance with ISO14001 in 2009 at a time when the airline industry’s environmental work was still in its infancy.

“Today it became apparent that the company has passed the recertification and is ready for a new period certified according to ISO14001,” the airline declares in a statement.

The company’s work on biofuel and involving customers and partners in the effort to generate fossil fuel demand and the high involvement of the company as a whole have received particular praise from the auditors, the airline said.

“We are very pleased that we and our customers together can speed up the development towards a fossil-free flight, and the review has seen and appreciated this,” says Anna Soltorp, BRA’s sustainability manager.

Fossil-Free by 2030
Since April, passengers booking their tickets on the airline’s website can choose to add biofuel for their trip, which has resonated with customers, Soltorp maintains.

“Each litre of biofuel replacing fossil fuels reduces fossil emissions by more than two kilograms of carbon dioxide from a life-cycle perspective. That’s about the same climate impression as a beef burger,” she continues.

“So we are helping to reduce emissions and bring us closer to our environmental goals to halve our fossil CO2 emissions per passenger between 2015 and 2025 and become fossil-free by 2030.”

BRA is also working to reduce its consumption of resources, spread the word among suppliers and partners, optimise its use of chemicals and create a sustainability culture in the company.

“We work integrally with the environment, where each department has its own environmental goals and each leader within BRA has a special responsibility for this work per department. We are convinced that domestic flights can be sustainable in the future and we want to lead the journey there,” Soltorp concludes.

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