Carbon offsets


We invest in offset projects that not only avoid, reduce or remove emissions but, in many cases, also provide broader community and environmental benefits both in Australia and overseas.

The Warddeken Daluk (Women) Rangers. Image credit: David Hancock.

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Our focus

Aviation is a hard-to-abate sector and high-integrity carbon offsets will play an ongoing role in helping us to achieve our goals, even as alternate direct emissions reduction levers (such as sustainable aviation fuel, more fuel-efficient fleets, and emerging technologies) become more readily available, in order to address our unavoidable emissions.

The Qantas Group has invested in carbon offset projects through the purchase of offsets for over 10 years, with the offset portfolio supporting environmental, social, and economic outcomes in Australia and internationally

We purchase carbon offsets to help meet our 2030 and 2050 emissions reduction targets and to meet increasing emissions regulatory requirements through the Safeguard Mechanism and CORSIA. 

We also offer customers the opportunity to purchase offsets through the Fly Carbon Neutral and Qantas Future Planet programs. Any offsets purchased under these programs will not be used by Qantas Group to count towards meeting our targets or the regulatory requirements.

Our Fly Carbon Neutral program also reflects our commitment to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and flagship Australian projects. In FY24, we procured offsets from Arnhem Land Fire Abatement (ALFA) an Aboriginal owned, not-for-profit carbon farming business that supports Traditional Owners and rangers to utilise customary fire knowledge and skills in tandem with contemporary technology to accomplish highly sophisticated landscape-scale fire management that generates Australian Carbon Credit Units through the savanna burning methodology.

Overall, we're expecting to more than double our investment in the carbon offset market over the next five years, in order to meet growing regulatory requirements on emissions through the Safeguard Mechanism and CORSIA and to meet our 2030 and 2050  emissions reduction targets. 

The quality and integrity of carbon offsets is an important focus for Qantas. Our Integrity Framework provides scrutiny over offsets procurement and includes:

  • purchasing from verified registries,
  • due diligence/assurance from suppliers,
  • ongoing monitoring and reporting,
  • Investment Principles to guide carbon credit procurement for carbon offsetting, and
  • Project Evaluation Framework to assess carbon credits procured against the Investment Principles.

Details of our Offsets Strategy and Integrity Framework can be found in our 2023 Sustainability Report

Fly Carbon Neutral

Our 'tick-the-box' to Fly Carbon Neutral (FCN) offsetting program gives customers the opportunity to offset a proportion of emissions associated with their flights.  

All customer contributions through Fly Carbon Neutral go directly to purchasing offsets from high integrity projects which remove, reduce or avoid an equivalent amount of emissions outside the aviation industry.

Offsets purchased by customers through the Fly Carbon Neutral program are not used by Qantas Group to meet our compliance requirements or voluntary commitments. 

The Warddeken Daluk (Women) Rangers

The Warddeken Daluk (Women) Rangers. Image credit: David Hancock.

Frequent Flyer members and Qantas Business Rewards customers can earn 10 Qantas Points for every A$1 spent on offsetting.

Qantas Future Planet

Our Future Planet program provides a carbon-offsetting solution for corporate businesses to help compensate for their operational or unavoidable emissions by supporting the purchase of offsets from carbon projects that reduce, avoid or remove an equivalent amount of emissions outside the aviation sector.

Through Future Planet we have offset emissions for more than 40 businesses, including  Allens, DHL, NextDC, and T2.

If you're a business interested in partnering with us email Qantas Future Planet

Important information

You must be a Qantas Frequent Flyer member to earn and redeem Qantas Points. A joining fee may apply.  Membership, and earning and redeeming of Qantas Points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program Terms and Conditions Members will earn 10 Qantas Points per A$1 equivalent spent on carbon offsetting for eligible flights booked at qantas.com. The points awarded are based on the Australian dollar equivalent amount quoted at the time of booking, and are only awarded when you use cash to participate in the Fly Carbon Neutral program. The points awarded will be rounded up to the nearest point. Qantas Points can be split between two or more members within the same booking, as long as each member provides their Qantas Frequent Flyer membership number when booking. Points will be credited within eight weeks of the booking date. Any payment made for carbon offset is non-refundable even when bookings are changed or cancelled. Where a member provides both the ABN associated with their Qantas Business Rewards account and Qantas Frequent Flyer membership number at the time of booking, the points will be awarded to the business’ Qantas Business Rewards account. View full terms and conditions