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Virgin scores high on sustainability

Virgin Atlantic is pioneering a ‘sustainable food and drink programme’ as part of its comprehensive strategy to support a greener planet.

It is collaborating with the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) to provide food and drink products that customers can be confident meet the highest standards of sustainability. This includes a pledge to provide ‘sustainably sourced fish and seafood; and reduced deforestation-risk food’.

The details of the industry leading initiative were included in the joint sustainability report published today by Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Holidays. A report which revealed the airline has seen a 22% reduction in aircraft carbon emissions since 2007.

Craig Kreeger, CEO of Virgin Atlantic said: “2016 was a landmark year for sustainability at Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Holidays, in which we delivered  significant carbon savings, drove improvements in sustainable onboard food and drink, and raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for our charity partners.”

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