Valuing our planet

We’re committed to minimising our impact on the planet – in the air and on the ground – so that future generations can continue to experience the wonder of travel.

We recognise human-induced climate change is a significant issue for the aviation industry. We are committed to supporting the aims of the Paris Climate Agreement to limit warming to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels, and pursuing efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. 

In 2019, we were one of the first airlines in the world to announce our commitment to achieving net zero emissions by 2050 and capping our net emissions at 2019 levels.  In March 2022, we announced new emission targets as part of our Group Climate Action Plan (PDF) (CAP), including a 25 per cent reduction in net emissions from 2019 levels by 2030 as well as:

  • 10% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in fuel mix by 2030,
  • Average of 1.5% fuel efficiency improvements to 2030,
  • Zero single-use plastics by 2027, and
  • Zero general waste to landfill by 2030.

For further information on our progress against our targets, refer to our 2023 Sustainability Report.

Key initiatives

About the Qantas Climate Fund Qantas Climate Fund

Qantas Climate Fund

The $400 million Qantas Climate Fund is dedicated to investing in the development of solutions critical to meeting our sustainability targets and reducing our impact on the planet – in the air and on the ground.

About the Qantas Climate Fund


Disclaimer: * An average 1.5 per cent per annum fuel efficiency improvement starting from 2023, baselined to 2019.

Disclaimer: ^ Excludes items required for medical or health and safety reasons.

Disclaimer: + Excludes quarantine waste, a highly regulated and specialised waste stream with limited waste diversion pathways. All waste associated with international ports (inbound and outbound) is treated as quarantine waste.