Air New Zealand expands carbon reporting program with the launch of corporate and cargo emissions platforms

March 18, 2024

Air New Zealand expands carbon reporting program with the launch of corporate and cargo emissions platforms

Air New Zealand announced the launch of two new emissions platforms, enabling carbon-conscious corporate and cargo customers to better understand their emissions through a partnership with climate tech company CHOOOSE™️. With a growing number of businesses and exporters prioritizing sustainability initiatives in the region, there is increasing demand for tools to enable measurement, understanding, and action on the estimated carbon emissions associated with air travel and freight.

Following the launch of Air New Zealand’s Voluntary Emissions Contribution Program, the airline is expanding beyond individual consumers to corporate flyers and companies utilizing Air New Zealand’s cargo services. The multifaceted collaboration now puts easy-to-understand emissions data directly in the hands of many of Air New Zealand’s customer base, providing greater visibility into their carbon footprints.

Using digital climate software solutions, powered by CHOOOSE, individual and corporate flyers can access more accurate emissions estimates by route and seat class, where applicable. Customers can then make more carbon-informed decisions and voluntarily support certified carbon projects across the globe.

Participating organizations using Air New Zealand to fly staff or cargo shipments will have access to their own company portal, where they can understand their monthly emissions estimates, analyze and discover trends among their unique footprint, and track their cumulative impact based on the carbon projects they support.

“As an airline, the biggest risk to our business is climate change, and we are acutely aware of the need to reduce carbon emissions while still connecting Aotearoa (New Zealand) to the world,” Air New Zealand Chief Sustainability Officer, Kiri Hannifin, says. “Increasingly, carbon reduction is something our corporate and cargo customers are focused on too, whether that’s motivated by their own strategy, mandatory reporting needs, or because their own customers expect it.
“Scope 3 emissions, which includes emissions from staff travel or freight, are often a large source of emissions for businesses and they can be hard to understand. Our new emissions platforms will help these customers better understand the make-up of their emissions profile, as well as provide the option to purchase carbon credits from certified projects” Hannifin concludes.
Andreas Slettvoll, CEO at CHOOOSE says, “As the first airline in Asia-Pacific to launch a cargo carbon program with CHOOOSE, we are proud to work with such an agile partner to make climate action more accessible across the aviation industry. At CHOOOSE, we’ve long said that if we want to ‘bend the curve’ on emissions, we must take action across all sectors today. Emissions are increasing, despite individuals and corporations stating a willingness to pay for more sustainable options—that’s why we’re delighted to champion Air New Zealand’s efforts to provide their customers with the ability to better estimate their emissions and to support much needed carbon projects.”

To learn how you can scale a multi-faceted carbon program across audiences and channels, whether individual, corporate, or cargo, to address their carbon emissions, connect with us.

About Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand is Aotearoa New Zealand’s national carrier, established in 1940 and known today for its warm and unique Kiwi hospitality.  Air New Zealand aircraft are proudly identified by their distinct tail livery of the Mangōpare, the Māori symbol of the hammerhead shark which represents strength, tenacity, and resilience. Air New Zealand has a well-connected domestic business, connecting customers and cargo to 20 different regions around New Zealand.  Internationally, the airline has direct flights to major cities across Australia, Asia, the Pacific Islands and the US, and through its strong relationships with alliance partners, offers customers more choice and convenience to connect further afield to hundreds of destinations.   The airline has a modern fuel-efficient fleet with an average age of 6.7 years, and was named the World's Safest Airline in 2022 and 2024 by the Australian rating service, highlighting the airline’s laser-focus on safety.  Air New Zealand has an ambitious sustainability strategy and is committed to tackling some of aviation’s most complex challenges, including targeting net zero carbon emissions by 2050. Airpoints, Air New Zealand’s loyalty programme, is seen as the most valuable loyalty programme in New Zealand with 3.5 million members. It allows members to earn Airpoints Dollars™ and Status Points for VIP benefits in the air and on the ground.


CHOOOSE delivers the leading Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform that enables both individuals and organizations to understand their carbon footprint, make carbon-informed decisions, and support trusted climate solutions around the world. Enterprise partners in sectors including aviation, travel, and logistics deploy CHOOOSE to build, manage, and report on carbon programs. Learn more at