As a major consumer of fossil fuels, we recognise our responsibility to reduce our emissions, work with partners, governments and industry, and contribute to the global response to climate change and resource constraints. Our comprehensive environment strategy ensures that we play a positive role in the community while reducing cost and risk.
If this is the case, why then is Qantas CEO, Alan Joyce travelling (presumably) first class to New York to attend a United Nations gab fest on the status of women?
Air travel is one of the largest sources of carbon emissions and the average emissions of a first class traveler are much higher than that of economy. Could he at least have traveled economy to speak to the customers who pay his salary and to experience the Qantas economy experience?
Qantas’ climate strategies include:
Influence and inspire others to act.
But what about inspiring themselves to act?
Where is the benefit to shareholders, customers, the environment? Or is it just about self promotion? Virtue signally at the expense of others – the new Corporate Social Responsibility. The Social Responsibility of Corporates to Self Promote.
Note also the nice little gold pin on his lapel – the ultimate sign of successful self promotion.