The animal rights group, PETA, is calling on Singapore Airlines to serve only vegan food on its proposed flights to nowhere. The airline recently made a publicity splash by flagging the three-hour scenic flights later this year. PETA thinks the high profile flights are a good opportunity for Singapore Airlines to walk their pro-environmental talk.
“Since your airline is committed to exploring opportunities for staff and customers to get involved in environmental protection, serving exclusively vegan meals to flyers on ‘flights to nowhere’ is an opportunity to advance your proactive policies,”said PETA in a letter to Singapore Airlines CEO, Goh Choon Phong.
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Precisely what those proactive policies are is difficult to determine. Simple Flying dived into Singapore Airlines’ supplier code of conduct. The code addresses key issues like labor rights, ethics, waste, and corruption. It doesn’t address how and where its in-flight food gets sourced from.
A Singapore Airlines spokesperson told Simple Flying today that the airline has a strong focus on sustainability and sourcing produce from sustainable sources. In its Sustainability Report 2019/20, Singapore Airlines says they “intensified our efforts by collaborating with some of our suppliers on initiatives to provide socially and environmentally-friendly offerings.”