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Norwegian increases company score in CDP global climate ranking

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Norwegian increases company score in CDP global climate ranking

Norwegian has received the best possible score for its emission reduction initiatives as part of the company’s ranking through this year’s CDP global climate ranking. The score is made up of results in several categories with Norwegian receiving an overall B-, and is an important acknowledgement of the company’s efforts to reduce carbon emissions.

Norwegian received an overall B- in CDP's global climate ranking. CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project) is a global non-profit environmental organization that holds the largest environmental database in the world.

According to the CDP score report, Norwegian is taking coordinated action on climate issues. In the category “emission reduction initiatives” Norwegian received an A, the best possible score in the ranking. For its “business strategy, financial planning and scenario analysis” the company received an A-. The score also shows a significant improvement since 2021, when Norwegian first disclosed through CDP.

“The CDP ranking means a lot to us, and it is extremely motivating to see the improvement over the past year. Norwegian has committed to the highly ambitious target of reducing carbon emissions by 45 percent within 2030. Along with targeted measures such as a brand-new aircraft fleet, more sustainable aviation fuel and advanced weather systems for more fuel-efficient navigation, we believe that transparency, reporting and openness are key to becoming the preferred choice for sustainable air travel”, says Anders Fagernæs, Vice President Sustainability at Norwegian.

Transparency is key to sustainable development

Working with CDP is a central element in Norwegian’s response to the increasing demand for environmental transparency from investors, financial institutions, customers and policymakers.

“Norwegian started disclosing its efforts to tackle climate change in 2021 and has made considerable progress in just a year. The aviation industry still has a way to go, but we are heading in the right direction”, says Fagernæs.

Dexter Galvin, Global Director of Corporations and Supply Chains at CDP, commented, “Another year of extreme weather, including floods, droughts and record temperatures, has shown us that climate change is already posing a real and increasing risk to companies and their supply chains. Companies have a fundamental role to play in securing a sustainable net-zero, deforestation-free and water-secure world. It is only through measuring their environmental impact, risks and opportunities that they can manage them and prepare for the future. By disclosing through CDP, Norwegian has taken a vital first step. I look forward to their continued dedication to transparency and action for the benefit of all people and planet.”



About Norwegian

Norwegian was founded in 1993 but began operating as a low-cost carrier with Boeing 737 aircraft in 2002. Since then, our mission has been to offer affordable fares for all and to allow customers to travel the smart way by offering value and choice throughout their journey.

Norwegian has been voted Europe’s Best Low-Cost airline by Skytrax for six consecutive years and won Airline Program of the Year Europe & Africa at the Freddie Awards for four consecutive years. Since 2012, Norwegian has won over 55 awards for our service, product, and innovation in the industry.

We were the first airline in the world to join the UN Climate Secretariat’s climate action-initiative in 2019, pledging to work systematically to become carbon neutral by 2050.

Norwegian operates a short haul network across the Nordics and to key European destinations providing customers with excellent quality at affordable fares.


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The Norwegian group is a leading Nordic aviation company, headquartered at Fornebu outside Oslo, Norway. The company has over 8,200 employees and owns two of the prominent airlines in the Nordics: Norwegian Air Shuttle and Widerøe’s Flyveselskap. Widerøe was acquired by Norwegian in 2024, aiming to facilitate seamless air travel across the two airline’s networks.

Norwegian Air Shuttle, the largest Norwegian airline with around 4,700 employees, operates an extensive route network connecting Nordic countries to key European destinations. In 2023, Norwegian carried over 20 million passengers and maintained a fleet of 87 Boeing 737-800 and 737 MAX 8 aircraft.

Widerøe’s Flyveselskap, Norway’s oldest airline, is Scandinavia’s largest regional carrier. The airline has more than 3,500 employees. Mainly operating the short-runway airports in rural Norway, Widerøe operates several state contract routes (PSO routes) in addition to its own commercial network. In 2023, the airline had 3.3 million passengers and a fleet of 48 aircraft, including 45 Bombardier Dash 8’s and three Embraer E190-E2's. Widerøe Ground Handling provides ground handling services at 41 Norwegian airports.

The Norwegian group has sustainability as a key priority and has committed to significantly reducing carbon emissions from its operations. Among numerous initiatives, the most noteworthy is the investment in production and use of fossil-free aviation fuel (SAF). Norwegian strives to become the sustainable choice for its passengers, actively contributing to the transformation of the aviation industry.