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Carbon Neutral from 2020년 3월 Onward

Delta’s commitment to sustainability is about joining arms to create a better world. The airline’s ambitious commitment to carbon neutrality from 2020년 3월 onward is coming to fruition with swift impact through immediate actions, coupled with long-term investments to combat climate change. These investments will drive innovation, advance clean air travel technologies, accelerate the reduction of carbon emissions and waste, and establish a path to a more sustainable future.

"Connecting the world and protecting our environment for future generations cannot be mutually exclusive. Travelers should not have to choose between seeing the world and saving the world. We must continue to take immediate actions today and can’t wait for future solutions to become a reality. While there are many paths to carbon neutrality, Delta chose to make an impact today and invest in a future where aviation itself becomes cleaner for the world around us."

-- Ed Bastian, 델타항공 CEO

Delta has undertaken a multi-year effort to achieve more sustainable air travel - from being the first and only U.S. airline to voluntarily cap greenhouse gas emissions at 2012 levels, to retiring more than 200 older aircraft in 2020 and replacing them with planes that are 25 percent more fuel-efficient, to mitigating more than 13 million metric tons of 2020 emissions. 

An Ambitious Path Forward

Delta is focusing these efforts on three areas: carbon reduction and carbon removal, stakeholder engagement and coalition building.
Jet fuel is the No. 1 contributor to Delta’s carbon footprint and the chief focus of our efforts to reduce our emissions and manage our environmental impact.

보다 효율적인 항공기 확보

델타항공은 지구 자원을 최대한 활용할 수 있도록 최대한 오랫동안 지속 가능한 항공기 확보에 주력합니다. Over the past year, we’ve retired more than 200 aircraft and are replacing them with aircraft that are 25 percent more fuel-efficient than the models that are being replaced.

탄소 상쇄를 통한 배출량 감소

탄소 상쇄는 대기 중 이산화탄소의 양을 줄여, 지구 온난화와 기후 변화의 주범인 온실가스를 감축시킵니다. To ensure we are fully carbon neutral since our commitment was announced, Delta is addressing 13 million metric tons of its carbon dioxide emissions from March 1 to Dec. 31, 2020 through verified offsets.
항공편 상쇄

델타항공과 함께 산림을 보호하고 지역사회를 지원함으로써 항공편이 미치는 환경 영향을 상쇄하는 데 동참해 주세요.

대체 연료, 지속 가능한 미래
Delta’s medium-term goal is to replace 10 percent of its jet fuel refined from fossil fuel with sustainable aviation fuel by the end of 2030. Delta has even started executing industry-leading sustainable fuel agreements with corporate customers to support a future of more sustainable business travel.

환경에 미치는 영향력을 줄여 환경 개선

Delta continually assesses all aspects of our operations to minimize what we send to landfills and identify opportunities for material reuse and recycling.

일회용 플라스틱 사용 줄이기

We use compostable stirrers onboard and removed wrappers from cutlery and amenity kits, eliminating 30K lbs. of waste annually. We’re evaluating changes to more single-use plastics through lifecycle analyses.

재활용 가능한 자재 최대한 활용

Since 2007, we’ve recycled more than 3 million pounds of aluminum onboard and, with the rebates, have funded  the construction of 12 homes through Habitat for Humanity.

폐기물 감축 부문 주요 사항


Delta is partnering with universities, foundations, and others to explore circular economy solutions to waste.


A donation program was launched in 2020 to divert food, blankets, amenity kits and other provisioning items to various organizations. 2.6 million pounds of materials were donated last year.

폐기물 제로 스카이 클럽

All Delta Sky Clubs use eco-friendly packaging for to-go foods. MSP, SEA, and SFO clubs are zero-waste, as in 90% landfill diversion. These clubs recycle, compost, and provide eco-friendly food service items.

뉴스 피드

Delta Air Lines’ audacious commitment to carbon neutrality from 2020년 3월 onward is coming to fruition with swift impact through immediate actions coupled with long-term investments to combat climate change.

“Connecting the world and protecting our environment for future generations cannot be mutually exclusive,” said Delta CEO Ed Bastian. “Travelers should not have to choose between seeing the world and saving the world. We must continue to take immediate actions today and can’t wait for future solutions to become a reality. While there are many paths to carbon neutrality, Delta chose to make an impact today and invest in a future where aviation itself becomes cleaner for the world around us.”

In the short term, Delta intends to achieve carbon neutrality by directly reducing emissions through fleet and operational efficiencies and addressing remaining emissions through carbon offset project investments that maintain, protect and expand forests

Read More: https://news.delta.com/deltas-ambitious-carbon-neutrality-plan-balances-immediate-actions-and-long-term-investments-path

Delta and Deloitte are one step closer to sustainable business travel, thanks to a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) agreement covering a portion of Deloitte’s business travel.

Deloitte is one of Delta’s first corporate customers to purchase SAF facilitated by Delta. It is part of the airline’s longstanding commitment to work with customers to reach collective goals for the greater good of our planet.

“Delta’s continued focus on sustainability, especially during a pandemic that has severely impacted its business, speaks volumes,” said Joe Ucuzoglu, Deloitte’s U.S. CEO. “By collaborating with Delta to increase the use of sustainable aviation fuel, Deloitte is proud to positively impact our carbon footprint while investing in a more sustainable future.”

Read More: https://news.delta.com/delta-and-deloitte-commit-reducing-carbon-emissions-sustainable-fuel-agreement 

글로벌 산업이 거의 정체되어 성장이 둔화되면서, 광범위한 경제 악화 여파가 앞으로 수년간 고통스럽게 영향을 미칠 것입니다. 전 세계를 연결하는 델타항공은 문화와 국가 간에 서로를 더욱 잘 이해할 수 있고, 글로벌 경제을 활력적으로 운영할 수 있는 상업적 소통의 장을 책임지고 있습니다. 그리고 델타항공은 그 사명을 그 어느 때보다 크게 실감하고 있습니다. 반면 수억 명의 사람들이 집에 머무르면서 수로는 더욱 깨끗해지고, 스카이라인과 국유림이 웅장한 지구의 아름다움을 다시 한 번 깨닫게 해 주었습니다.

이를 위해 델타항공은 미래 세대를 생각하여 지구를 아름답게 지키면서도 전 세계를 효율적으로 연결하고 있습니다.

상세정보: https://news.delta.com/delta-cso-earth-day-and-every-day-sustainability-long-term-commitment

델타항공은 2020년 3월 01일부터 향후 10여 년 동안 10억 달러를 투자하여 자사 글로벌 비즈니스에서 발생하는 모든 배출량을 완화할 예정입니다. 델타항공은 혁신을 주도하고, 환경 친화적인 항공 여행 기술을 선도하고, 탄소 배출량과 폐기물 감축을 가속화하고, 배출량 수준을 완화하는 새로운 프로젝트를 착수하는 데 투자할 계획입니다.

델타항공 CEO Ed Bastian은 “사람들을 이어 주는 여행의 힘을 대체할 것은 없으며, 여행은 오늘날의 세계에서 그 어느 때보다 필수적입니다. 전 세계의 고객을 이어 주는 회사로서 사람들을 함께하게 하고 환경에도 세심한 주의를 기울이게 하는 것은 델타항공의 책임입니다”라고 말했습니다. “지금이 바로 투자에 박차를 가하고 델타항공의 전 직원이 실천하게 될 야심 찬 약속을 수립해 나갈 때입니다.”

상세정보:  https://news.delta.com/delta-commits-1-billion-become-first-carbon-neutral-airline-globally

노스웨스트 어드밴스드 바이오 연료(Northwest Advanced Bio-Fuels, NWABF)와 진행 중인 타당성 조사에 2백만 달러를 투자한 바 있는 델타항공은 NWABF에서 지속 가능한 항공 연료를 생산할 경우 이를 구매하는 오프테이크 계약을 체결했으며, 이는 업계 최대 규모입니다.

2019년 10월에 발표되어 현재 진행 중인 타당성 조사는 2020년 중반까지 워싱턴 주 소재 시설의 가능성을 결정할 것으로 예상되며, 이는 시애틀, 포틀랜드, 샌프란시스코, 로스앤젤레스 지역 델타항공 운항에 필요한 지속 가능한 항공 연료를 공급할 수 있습니다. 상세정보 

델타항공의 업그레이드된 탄소 계산기를 통해 탄소 배출을 상쇄하는 여행을 하면 기후 대책을 이용하여 대기 상태에 상당한 변화를 실현하는 전 세계에 걸친 프로젝트를 위한 자금을 지원하시게 됩니다. 이 프로젝트는 일자리 기회와 경제 성장을 제공함으로써 지역 사회를 지원하는 것은 물론 생태계를 복원하고 삼림 파괴 문제를 해결하는 데 앞장섭니다.

출장 여행이든, 휴가 여행이든 이제 델타항공의 보다 지속 가능한 비행 노력에 더욱 다양하고 편리하게 동참하실 수 있습니다. 이번 달부터 델타항공 고객님은 글로벌 항공사의 업그레이드된 탄소 계산기를 이용하여 유엔의 지속 가능한 개발 목표에 부합하며 배출량 감소 효과가 각각 검증된 4가지 신규 탄소 상쇄 프로젝트 옵션 중 선택하실 수 있습니다.



델타항공의 지속 가능성 업데이트 소식 모두 보기.

Glossary of Terms

  • Carbon avoidance (external to Delta, an offset type): Offsets that result in avoidance of additional emissions, such as preventing deforestation and protecting forests to ensure they continue to absorb carbon dioxide. 
  • Carbon dioxide: Carbon dioxide is a naturally occurring gas. It is also a by-product of burning fossil fuels (such as oil, gas and coal) and industrial processes (such as cement production).
  • Carbon neutral: Carbon neutrality means for each ton of carbon dioxide we emit, we are securing a verified, certified ton of carbon dioxide reduction. In the short term, Delta intends to achieve its carbon-neutral goal by reducing emissions through direct reductions from fleet and operational efficiencies, as well as investments in all types of verified carbon offsets: reductions, avoidance and removals. This includes the airline’s jet fuel consumption emissions as well as indirect emissions from power generated elsewhere, also known as Scope 1 and 2 emissions. Delta’s carbon-neutral efforts also cover emissions generated by fuel consumption from Delta Connection carriers, which are Scope 3 emissions. See Scope 1, 2 and 3.
  • Carbon offset: A carbon offset is a certificate generated for the reduction of one metric ton of carbon dioxide emissions from an offset project. 
  • Carbon reduction (within Delta): Carbon reduction in aviation is achieved by reducing fuel burn. This can be done in our operation by flying more efficiently due to routing, engine performance management, or reducing weight, as examples. Reductions can also occur by using a more fuel-efficient fleet and new fuel technologies, like sustainable aviation fuel. 
  • Carbon reduction offsets (external to Delta, an offset type): Offsets that invest in technology or projects that result in a reduction in emissions. Examples are conversions to lower-carbon energy sources such as wind and solar. 
  • Carbon removal (external to Delta, can be an offset type): Carbon removal is the process of removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and storing it. Examples include planting new forests (afforestation/reforestation), increasing the amount of carbon stored in soils (soil carbon sequestration) and building machines that suck carbon dioxide directly out of the atmosphere and bury it (direct air capture). 
  • Carbon sequestration: Carbon sequestration is the process of capturing and storing atmospheric carbon dioxide. It is one method of reducing the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere with the goal of reducing global climate change. 
  • Greenhouse gases: Gases that contribute to the atmosphere’s greenhouse effect by absorbing infrared radiation. These include carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide and fluorinated gases. In the context of aviation, the net effect of greenhouse gases is a warming effect on the earth’s climate.
  • Scope 1 emissions: Scope 1 includes all emissions generated as part of the operation of Delta's air transportation business: jet fuel from Delta mainline, Endeavor Air, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Delta Air Lines, plus emissions from ground support equipment and other group operations, chemical use, etc. This does not include the Monroe Refinery.
  • Scope 2 emissions: Scope 2 includes emissions that result from the generation of electricity, heat or steam purchased by Delta in both owned and leased facilities, such as airport spaces.
  • Scope 3 emissions: At this time, our Scope 3 emissions include all jet fuel from Delta Connection carriers that we do not wholly own. It does not include airlines in which we have an equity stake or those in which we participate in a joint venture.  It also does not include our supply chain emissions (emissions generated by our vendors). We are in the process of getting our arms around calculating those emissions.
  • Sustainable aviation fuel: An alternative to fossil fuel, sustainable aviation fuel can reduce emissions by up to 80 percent during its full lifecycle. Examples include bio-fuels and synthetic fuels. Some definitions of sustainable aviation fuel do not include synthetic fuels.
  • Zero-impact aviation: It is an ambitious goal that would result in air travel that does not damage the environment directly or indirectly via greenhouse gas emissions, noise, waste generation or other impacts. 


참고: 델타항공은 2009년부터 매년 기업 책임 보고서(CRR)를 발표하고 있습니다. 2017년도 이전 CRR을 요청하려면 sustainability@delta.com으로 문의해 주세요.