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Ryanair used misleading sustainability claims, says ACM NL
- Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets requested Ryanair to change potentially false claims on sustainable flying, related to offsetting
- Important step in countering the aviation industry’s greenwashing attempts
Vienna/Amsterdam, 25 January 2023 – After conducting an investigation into CO2 compensation claims in the airline industry, the Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) accused Ryanair of using misleading sustainability claims. Statements such as ‘Fly greener to […]’ might give the wrong impression that consumers can fly ‘green’ with Ryanair. Also, claims suggested that offsetting emissions would lead to sustainable flights. “Telling consumers and politicians that flying is green is simply a lie. We therefore welcome this initiative to restrict aviation’s greenwashing”, declares Magdalena Heuwieser, spokesperson of the Stay Grounded network.
Stay Grounded is a global network representing more than 200 member organisations campaigning for a reduction of air traffic and a climate-just mobility system, including local and national airport and climate campaign groups.