Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Bristow has released its second Sustainability Report, expanding upon the achievements outlined in last year’s inaugural report, further demonstrating the Company’s commitment to responsible growth and environmental stewardship, highlighting its role as a sustainability leader within the vertical lift industry.
The Texan operator claims to be one of the top vertical flight operators with a focus on sustainable solutions. Its current fleet of over 200 aircraft includes rotary wing models, fixed wings, and UAS (unmanned aircraft systems).
Bristow’s main goal is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through various means. Bristow’s global environmental sustainability highlights in 2022 include using a 10% blend of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for Bristow’s flights to bp’s North Sea offshore operations in the U.K. Continental Shelf, improving environmental management through ISO 14001:2015 certification and establishing a Corporate Environmental Management System (U.K. and Brazil operations were certified in previous years), and growing the partnerships with and commitment to top companies developing electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) and short take-off and landing (eSTOL) aircraft.
The Company’s social sustainability highlights for 2022 include implementing a new incident response management solution to further enhance the robust Target Zero safety culture. This helps achieve a 50% reduction in Lost Time Incident Severity Rate (LTISR) and a 56% reduction in lost workdays, as well as donating more than $500,000 to community engagement programs through its global Bristow Uplift program.
Additionally, Bristow implemented a new employee platform to improve tracking of volunteer hours and tied the Company’s sustainability programs to broader-impact objectives through alignment with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
The Company is also implementing other measures for fuel efficiency, including optimized flight routes and reducing maintenance ground runs as much as possible. Also, they are using simulation technology for flight training instead of physical aircraft.