Virgin Atlantic

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Virgin Atlantic doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 18

Virgin Atlantic has a DitchCarbon Score of 18 out of 100, indicating a low performance in sustainability measures. This score suggests that the airline has a high carbon intensity relative to its industry peers. The company may need to implement more effective strategies to reduce its carbon footprint and improve its sustainability efforts.

This was calculated based on 30+ company specific emissions data points, the higher the score, the better. Check out our methodology.

Industry emissions intensity

Very low




Very high

Virgin Atlantic, a company in the aviation industry, has a carbon intensity ranking of very high. Some industries are more damaging than others, this ranking gives you an indication of how carbon intensive the industry is which this company operates in.

Location emissions intensity

Very low




Very high

Virgin Atlantic operates in the United Kingdom, which has a very low carbon intensity rating. This favorable environmental context supports the airline’s sustainability efforts by reducing the carbon footprint associated with its location.

...this company is doing 4.55% better in emissions than the industry average.

Virgin Atlantic, founded in 1984 and headquartered in Crawley, operates within the aviation industry as the UK’s second largest carrier. The airline distinguishes itself by offering flights from London to major global cities such as New York, Los Angeles, and Hong Kong, focusing on delivering exceptional experiences. Virgin Atlantic prides itself on providing spectacular service and memorable journeys, thanks to the dedicated efforts of its passionate and energetic workforce.

emission intelligence's platform recommendations for Virgin Atlantic

Virgin Atlantic should undertake a thorough inventory of all Scope 1 emissions sources to identify and mitigate direct greenhouse gas emissions, potentially reducing their emissions by 15%.

Good news, Virgin Atlantic has embraced SBTi commitments

Virgin Atlantic has pledged to align its operations with the Science Based Targets initiative to significantly reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. This commitment means the company will implement strategies to cut carbon emissions in line with what is deemed necessary by scientific consensus to limit global warming.

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