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Sustainability Report '14

04 November 2014: Our new sustainability report is out today. Covering everything from our carbon footprint to our community investment programme.


Click here to view the full report (opens in a new window)

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Win a quiet flight

03 November 2014: To celebrate our award-winning Dreamliner becoming the first Quiet Mark awarded aeroplane, we are giving a pair of round trip tickets to Boston to one lucky winner.

Click here to enter our competition (opens in a new window)

VIRGIN ATLANTIC ANNOUNCES HSBC TO JOIN UNIQUE PARTNERSHIP IN DEVELOPMENT OF LOW CARBON FUEL (opens in a new window)

HSBC joins partnership

24 October 2014: HSBC is joining our exciting partnership with LanzaTech in preparation for a world-first flight using a ground-breaking low carbon fuel.

Read the press release here (PDF 80KB) (opens in a new window)

VIRGIN ATLANTIC 787 AIRCRAFT RECEIVES QUIET MARK AWARD RECOGNITION  (opens in a new window)

Quiet 787-9 wins award

15 October 2014: We have become the first ever airline to be awarded the prestigious Quiet Mark certification, for our new fleet of Boeing 787s.

Read more here (PDF 185KB) (opens in a new window)

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UN Climate Summit

23 September 2014: IATA issued a joint declaration along with ICAO to announce the aviation industry’s commitment on actions to deal with climate change.

Read the full agreement here (PDF 420KB) (opens in a new window)

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Inspiring trip to India

12 August 2014: Michelle writes about her amazing trip in India to meet the 30 lucky scholarship winners and the communities we are supporting.

Read about it here (PDF 945KB) (opens in a new window)

Fuelling the Future Discussion Paper (opens in a new window)

Fuelling the Future

13 July 2014: A discussion paper published by Sustainable Aviation calls for a review of the UK government’s sustainable aviation fuels policy.

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2degrees Champions Awards 2014 runner-up (opens in a new window)

Runner-up at 2degrees

9 July 2014: We were voted the runner up for ‘Innovation of the Year’ at the 2degrees Champions Awards 2014 for our partnership with LanzaTech on sustainable fuels. Our Head of Sustainability, Emma Harvey was a finalist for ‘Member of the Year’.

See the full list of winners here (opens in a new window)

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1,200 fruit trees for India

30 June 2014: In the last six months our team has raised a massive £147,351.26. Of this £50.160, is for our fruit tree campaign in India.

Read more about it here (PDF 960KB) (opens in a new window)

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Our new animation

1 June 2014: Narrated by Sir Richard Branson, this 3.5 minute animation shows what we're doing to reduce our environmental impact and to support communities in need.

Watch it on YouTube here (opens in a new window)

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Clean water isn’t a luxury

19 May 2014: Donations made by our customers to our onboard Change for Children appeal has provided more than 19,920 people with clean water.

Read more about it here (PDF 934KB) (opens in a new window)

2degrees Champions Awards 2014 shortlist (opens in a new window)

Virgin Atlantic shortlisted

1 May 2014: We’ve been shortlisted for two awards - ‘Innovation of the Year’ for our partnership with LanzaTech and ‘Member of the Year’ for our very own Head of Sustainability, Emma Harvey.

See the shortlisted entries here (opens in a new window)

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New Sustainability Policy

16 April 2014: We’ve updated our Sustainability Policy, which sets out our key targets and initiatives for our environmental and community investment activities.

Click here to read the Sustainability Policy (PDF 391KB) (opens in a new window)

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Our amazing partnership

7 April 2014: Since our partnership began in 2010, Free The Children has captured the hearts, minds and imaginations of our people, our passengers and also thousands of students across the UK.

Watch this short video to see how (opens in a new window)

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Malala inspires 12,000 students

11 March 2014: Twelve thousand students celebrated change with world-renowned speakers!

Read more about it here (PDF 913KB) (opens in a new window)

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Prince Harry attending We Day UK!

3 March 2014: We are thrilled to announce that Prince Harry will be attending, and speaking at We Day UK!

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Business Travel Awards

20 January 2014: Our Corporate Social Responsibility programme was ‘Highly Commended’ in the Business Travel Awards 2014.

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Delivering aid to the Philippines

4 January 2014: We delivered 13 tonnes of supplies including medicines and health kits to the Philippines. Our onboard appeal also raised over £32,000.

Read all about it here (PDF 16KB) (opens in a new window)