In 2024, PRO SKY is growing its sustainable business
Sustainability is high on the agenda for many organisations heading into the new year. Discover the latest services and features that are making PRO SKY a more sustainable business in 2024 and how you can use them to make your own organisation’s travel plans more sustainable.
For a long time, PRO SKY has acknowledged the growing need for businesses to adopt environmentally and socially responsible practices. While we firmly believe that travel is not superfluous, we also recognise that, if we want people to live, work and grow together, we must ensure that there is a future in which that can happen in the first place. And we have chosen to invest in a sustainable business.
2023: behind the scenes of
Over the past decade, PRO SKY has implemented incremental measures towards an increasingly sustainable business. We decided that a more disruptive approach was required in order to achieve the Paris Agreement goals.
In 2023, PRO SKY hired a new team member, Filipa Fernandes, to focus solely on sustainability and to incorporate specialised knowledge into our strategic agenda. This marked the beginning of a our new transformation, during which we assessed current procedures, gathered data, conducted sector studies, trained our team, deepened ongoing partnerships and explored new opportunities. As a result, we are excited to share some upcoming projects with you.
One month into 2024, two
is one click away
You might have seen our revamped sustainability pages on the PRO SKY website. With a wealth of information about our company and sector, we made it easier for you to choose a travel solution that aligns with your values and needs.
Our main Sustainability page provides an overview of our vision, our catalogue of sustainability-related travel solutions, office initiatives and how we support the surrounding community. For those seeking the technical details behind the headlines, our Sustainability Solutions page transparently explains each technology and outlines how to integrate the different solutions into your next trip.
Sustainable business backed by emissions data
While the website update is the most noticeable change so far, another major project will soon follow. . We are proud to announce that, from now on, we will be measuring our annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This is crucial for any company, such as PRO SKY, that aims to commit to a time-bound and target-based reduction of emissions, not only ensuring that the reduction path is feasible but also that the company stays accountable for its evolution. Although PRO SKY is not yet covered by the European Commission’s Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD), we want to make sure that we keep up with the sector and the latest climate science, even on a voluntary basis. To help us with this task, we have a new ally – Sustain.Life – who will help us cover Scopes 1, 2 and 3 emissions, encompassing not only our own operations but the entire value chain (so that one sustainable business expands into a sustainable sector).
In the spirit of full disclosure, we are aware of how the accuracy and coverage of this data will improve over time, but we won’t wait for flawless calculations before we start sharing this journey with you. We are committed to disclosing our past performance, as we collect data about the current year.
This venture also lays the foundation for developing a Net-Zero strategy aligned with the international climate goals and with the EU’s ambition of making Europe the first carbon-neutral continent. But Net-Zero goes beyond carbon-neutral; while the latter just requires that we remove from the atmosphere the same amount of CO2 that we emit, the Science-Based Target Initiative (SBTi) defines Net-Zero as a reduction of 90%-95% of all GHG emissions across the three emission scopes, along with the neutralisation of the remaining 5%-10% through carbon removal. Aviation is deemed a hard-to-decarbonise sector, primarily due to the lack of commercial large-scale availability of cleantech (e.g. hydrogen aircrafts or Power-to-Liquid, PtL). Additionally, the high costs associated with these technologies, combined with the obviously strict prioritisation of safety, contribute to extended innovation cycles. That is why some alternative scenarios designed by the International Energy Agency (IEA) based on current policies and pledges are more conservative than what the Paris Agreement initially predicted. Therefore, PRO SKY’s Net-Zero strategy has been meticulously developed, so that our public commitment reflects an achievable, yet ambitious trajectory.
More on the horizon
Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) has emerged as a key focus area in recent years. It is the single most impactful technology to reduce GHG emissions in the aviation sector for the short to medium term future , since electric and hydrogen aircrafts are not expected to become a commercial solution until 2030 and 2035, respectively. PRO SKY has been in close contact with airlines and suppliers to get you the latest information on SAF and how to use it to lower the carbon footprint of your trip.
Guiding our clients towards their own sustainable business
On top of that, we will continue to encourage our clients to compensate for some unavoidable emissions, by contributing to projects that either lead to reduction or capture of pollutants in the atmosphere.
For great challenges, greater networks
Nobody can do it alone when it comes to sustainability. Our journey as an SME striving to become a more sustainable business attests to the importance of that cooperation. That is why we will continue working with entities across our value chain, from clients to airlines and suppliers. When it comes to sustainability, our shared goal with our partners is to be Just Miles Ahead.
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