JAL Group has made the decision to
participate on a voluntary basis in trials of a Japan only emissions
trading scheme set up by the Japanese government. The trial scheme runs from FY2008 to FY2012, the financial years ending
March 31 and companies that volunteer to participate in the scheme must set
themselves CO2 emission reduction targets for their business operations
in Japan for every financial year during the 5-year period.Targets are
submitted by each company for approval by the Japanese government.
Companies that manage to achieve their CO2 emission reduction targets
and exceed them can trade credits with other companies in the scheme
that have not managed to meet their own targets.
During the period of the scheme, the JAL Group has set itself for each
fiscal year a target for cutting the CO2 emissions per available seat
kilometer (ASK) of its Japan domestic fleet, when compared to 1990
levels. This includes all domestic operations by JAL and JAL Group
airline subsidiaries HAC, J-AIR, JAC, JEX, JTA, and RAC.
The airline group is targeting a 16% cut in CO2 emissions per ASK of its
domestic fleet each year up until FY2012. The percentage targets will be
calculated by comparing the base fiscal year of 1990 to the average CO2
emissions per ASK of three-year periods up to and including each
financial year e.g. FY2012 % Target = average CO2 emissions per ASK for
the 3 year period FY2010 - 2012 compared to 1990.
For more than 15 years, Japan Airlines has been implementing a variety
of measures designed to reduce and offset the impact its business
activities have on the environment. JAL has decided to participate in
this government-led scheme as part of the airline’s ongoing