Expedia Group announces 2040 net zero commitment

The company has launched its first Climate Action Plan, committing to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions across its operations by 2040

Sep 28, 2023

The online travel giant has been carbon neutral since 2017 but has now developed a detailed Net Zero Roadmap outlining how to achieve its targets. Its Climate Action Plan aims make lower-carbon travel and tourism products a preferred choice for clients and eventually the default for the global industry.

Key takeaways

  • The company has pledged to reduce Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions by 75% by 2030, and will set up an internal Net Zero working group;
  • It is also committed to helping the wider travel industry achieve the global goal of halving emissions by 2030 and reaching Net Zero as soon as possible before 2050, as set out by The Glasgow Declaration on Climate Action in Tourism, which Expedia signed in 2022;
  • “We know this is important to travelers, as sustainability-related terms, like references to solar panels, recycling, or the elimination of single-use plastics, have recently doubled in how often they are mentioned in traveller reviews,” the company said in a statement.

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