Conscious Flyer Certification
The purpose of Ekos Conscious Flyer certification is to enable a business to make a robust carbon claim based on offsetting its flights only.
HOW IT WORKS
Conscious Flyer Monthly
A business sends Ekos its spent e-tickets (or the business travel agent sends a summary of flights) on a monthly basis; Ekos calculates the monthly flight footprint and sends a monthly invoice. The business is certified as an Ekos Conscious Flyer for the year going forward applying an "offset-as-you-emit" model.
Option 1. The business sends Ekos the annual flight information; Ekos calculates the annual flight footprint and sends an invoice (suitable for small and medium sized businesses or businesses with limited annual flights).
Option 2. The business calculates its own annual flight carbon footprint and sends data to Ekos for verification. Ekos engages a third party to independently verify the methodology and calculations, and sends an invoice for offsetting based on verified data.
In both Options 1 & 2 the business is issued Ekos Conscious Flyer certification for the year in question after the annual footprint has been offset.