Environmental Sustainability

With increasing challenges set to be posed by climate change, it is crucial the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) (Queensland Section) actions initiatives that reduce our ecological footprint as well as future-proof our organisation.

As a crucial entity straddling both the healthcare and aviation sectors, the RFDS (Queensland Section) confronts a dual spectrum of climate-related risks and opportunities.

By proactively engaging with evolving legislation and policies pertaining to emissions reduction, the organisation is committed to ensuring we can respond to all challenges and remain resilient to climate-related risks into the future.

By embracing innovation and leveraging our expertise, we are confident that we can overcome challenges and seize opportunities to enhance our climate-related sustainability performance while delivering the highest quality of care to those who depend on us.

We have developed three key documents to guide us towards a more sustainable future. 

Red dirt

Climate Masterplan

Our Climate Masterplan is an overarching plan addressing climate risks and opportunities for RFDS (Queensland Section) including addressing climate related financial disclosure (TCFD aligned).

Aircraft on runway with grass in foreground

Sustainability Strategy

Our Sustainability Strategy is includes an Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategy ensuring our ogranisation has evidence-based, best-practice accountability and transparency in all our operations.

RFDS aircraft with Pilot standing in front of it

Aviation Decarbonisation Paper

Our Aviation Decarbonisation Paper identifies opportunities to safely and effectively continue to serve remote communities with alternative aviation technologies with lower greenhouse gas emissions.

We are committed to delivering on our sustainability strategies as this will support continual improvement in our services and the way in which we operate.