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Tuesday, August 02 2022 - 01:54
New initiative from Turkish Airlines to combat climate change: Co2mission
ISTANBUL, Aug. 2, 2022 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

Aiming to offset the carbon emissions caused by flights, Turkish Airlines will 
launch a new program called Co2mission. The program aims to balance the 
emissions caused by all business trips from the company's personnel. As for the 
guests, they will be able to fly more environmentally conscious on a voluntary 
basis. With this program, the national flag carrier will ensure carbon offset 
becomes achievable and practical for anyone with environmental awareness.

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Starting its operations on August 1, the program's website ( 
) offers numerous portfolio options for carbon offset with environmental and 
communal benefits such as renewable energy and forestation. Passengers aiming 
to offset the emission of their flight can do so by contributing their desired 
amount to the project portfolio of their choice, thus purchasing an emission 
reduction certification accredited by United Nations. The passenger 
contributions will be used to support the projects accredited by VCS and Gold 
Standard and can submit their third-party evaluation and reviews without any 
cuts by Turkish Airlines.

Sharing his thoughts on the voluntary carbon offset project "Co2mission," 
Turkish Airlines Chairman of the Board and Executive Committee Prof. Dr. Ahmet 
Bolat stated: "We are continuing to take the initiative to combat climate 
change, which stands at the forefront of today's global problems. Soon, we will 
add another to our sustainability focused projects which are proving themselves 
with successful results. The projects supported by the carbon offset program 
will also show our heartfelt commitment to United Nations Sustainable 
Development Goals. The decision to implement this program is the result of our 
desire to conduct all our operations responsibly. I am sure that our passengers 
will also show great interest in the program with the knowledge that all of us 
are responsible for this beautiful world we share."

Flight date information along with arrival-departure stations are enough to 
take part in the carbon offset process. Guests are able to complete their 
carbon offset process whenever they want, regardless of which airline they 
traveled with. With the THY Co2mission platform, it is possible to calculate 
the carbon offset amount with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) 
methodology, which considers route length, aircraft type, fuel consumption and 
numerous other factors. The platform will be reachable through Turkish Airlines 
website during ticket purchases or directly through the Co2mission website:

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Source - Turkish Airlines