Our Commitment

Sustainability is formally embedded in our Vision: leading the world in innovative and sustainable vertical flight solutions. Our leadership in sustainability sets us apart in the industry and differentiates us to our employees, customers, and business partners. Supported by our Core Values, our strategy, ambitions, and actions will be fueled by the evolution of the vision of our Company through the coming decades. As a global operator, we also understand that priorities for local communities and environments in which we operate may differ, and therefore we have the flexibility and agility to meet those needs.

2023 Sustainability Report

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2023 Sustainability Report

2022 Sustainability Report

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2022 Sustainability Report

2021 Sustainability Report

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2021 Sustainability Report


The safety of our passengers and employees is the cornerstone of our social commitment and a key part of our mission and purpose. We also believe that being a responsible and sustainable Company is about making a positive difference in the communities where we live and work.

We offer extensive training and apprenticeship programs for our technical population around the world that will build the capacity of a future workforce; we prioritize local procurement and local content procedures, where possible; and we have a robust communications system that we use to engage with our stakeholders. We are also proud that our workforce reflects the diversity of the global communities in which we operate.

Additionally, through Bristow Uplift, we choose social investment initiatives that align with our Core Values and work to build strong community relationships that will have a positive impact on our communities and create long-term value for our business.


Our stance on environmental sustainability is integral to how we operate across all regions and all functions. Recognizing that the aviation industry has a significant role to play in mitigating the effects of climate change, we have a diverse range of initiatives aimed at reducing our own greenhouse gas emissions footprint, as well as identifying, managing, and mitigating our impact to the local environments in which we operate. We have also developed a robust climate change risk management strategy aligned with the recommendations made by the Task Force on Climate Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). The following are some of our highlights in environmental performance:

  • Undertaking proactive measures to reduce aircraft emissions and reduce the environmental impact of our operations. Modern fleet technology includes flight planning software for payload management to ensure aircraft engines perform efficiently and are regularly maintained by an experienced engineering team. 
  • Maintaining ISO14001 certification in the UK and Brazil and an ISO14001-aligned global Environmental Management System (EMS).
  • Pursuing early adoption of Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAFs) in partnership with engine manufacturers, aircraft manufacturers, fuel system suppliers, our customers, and other stakeholders.
  • Avoiding adverse noise impacts to our communities, by utilizing mitigation measures such as hush houses for engine runs, installing noise walls around our bases, limiting engine runs and establishing aircraft operating “quiet hours” in the evening, and selecting aircraft routing that avoids residential areas, where these can be implemented.
  • Transitioning to electric ground support vehicles in our operations where available in country.
  • Partnering with several Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) OEMs in the certification and development of electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) and electric short take-off and landing (eSTOL) aircraft.

Human Rights

Bristow’s Commitment to Human Rights

Bristow Group Inc. and its employees strive to play a positive role in the communities in which we operate.  It all starts with respect.  We respect each other as colleagues, we respect our business partners and customers, we respect our neighbors, and we respect internationally recognized human rights principles.

Bristow’s operations and policies, which are embedded in our Code of Business Integrity, uphold the principles of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights as a general standard of human rights worldwide.  We are dedicated to adhering to antislavery and human trafficking initiatives and laws, and we encourage our business partners and suppliers to do the same.

Bristow’s commitment to the protection and advancement of human rights in our global operations stems from our overarching commitment to conducting business in an ethical and responsible manner.  This means being aware of our actions as they pertain to labor, our environmental impact, and risks of corruption throughout the value chain.  We recognize that our accountability extends throughout our operations, and we have influence across our supply chain and business partners. 

We show our commitment to human rights:

By valuing and respecting diversity and inclusivity in the workplace

  • Nondiscrimination: Bristow does not tolerate discrimination or harassment.
  • Diversity: Bristow values diversity in the workplace and promotes an environment that is inclusive of all people and their unique abilities.
  • Equal Opportunity: We provide equal opportunity in recruiting, hiring, developing, promoting, and compensating without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.
  • Fair wages: We provide fair and equitable wages, benefits and other employment conditions in accordance with applicable laws.

By respecting human dignity

  • Freedom of Association: We respect the rights of our employees to join or form trade unions and bargain collectively.  We neither favor nor discriminate against members of trade unions or similar external representative organizations.
  • Slavery, Human Trafficking, Forced Labor and Child Labor: In accordance with Company policies and applicable laws, Bristow will not tolerate behavior in our operations or supply chains that violates a person’s freedom to work voluntarily and without exploitation.
  • Safety and Wellbeing: Bristow strives to provide a safe and healthy workplace, and we have instituted policies and practices for reporting and preventing accidents, injuries and unsafe conditions for our employees, business partners and communities.

Code of Business Integrity

Modern Slavery Act Statement


For more information on our Governance overview, procedures, and key documents, click here.