Flix Achieves Milestone in CO2 Emissions Reduction Through Collective Travel

In an announcement aligning with Earth Day, Flix, a global leader in the travel-tech sector, has made public its purported contributions towards reducing carbon emissions, marking a significant stride in the collective travel industry’s journey towards sustainability. On this occasion, Flix also released its second voluntary Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) report, detailing its ambitious near-term goals for emissions reduction and its overarching strategy for sustainable growth.

In 2023, Flix facilitated travel for over 81 million passengers, positioning itself not just as a provider of sustainable and affordable travel options but as a frontrunner in the industry’s fight against climate change. By adhering to the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), Flix has set validated near-term emissions reduction targets and showcased meaningful progress in its sustainability endeavours. André Schwämmlein, CEO and Co-Founder of Flix, emphasised the company’s commitment to transforming long-distance travel globally with sustainability as a guiding principle.

A significant highlight from Flix’s analysis is the avoidance of over 1 million tonnes of CO2 emissions in 2023, achieved by passengers opting for Flix’s collective travel services over traditional modes of transport such as cars or planes. This achievement underscores the vital role collective transport plays in the global shift towards more sustainable travel habits. Furthermore, Flix’s initiative to connect over 5,600 destinations worldwide, including regions with populations of fewer than 20,000 inhabitants, exemplifies the company’s dedication to enhancing accessibility and supporting underserved areas.

Flix’s commitment to environmental protection is further evidenced by its ambitious decarbonisation strategy, aiming for carbon-neutral operations in Europe by 2040 and globally by 2050. The SBTi’s validation of Flix’s near-term emissions reduction targets reaffirms the company’s alignment with global efforts to combat climate change. By 2032, Flix aims to reduce its absolute Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions by 54.6% and its Scope 3 emissions by 40.9%, marking a significant step towards its long-term sustainability goals.

The publication of Flix’s second voluntary ESG report on Earth Day provides an in-depth look at the company’s multifaceted approach to sustainability, encompassing environmental protection, social responsibility, and governance. Notable achievements include the near-universal adoption of the EURO VI efficiency standard across Flix’s European coach fleet, the hiring of 44% female new hires in 2023, and the improvement of its global employee eNPS to ten points above the tech industry benchmark.