AAM company Wisk Aero names Daniela Schaff Head of Sustainability

Daniela Schaff, Head of Sustainability at Wisk Aero

Wisk Aero, an Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) company and pioneer in autonomous, electric flight, furthers its global leadership in sustainability with the appointment of a new Head of Sustainability and the company’s certification of Net Carbon Zero in New Zealand.

What does the appointment mean for Wisk?

Wisk recently appointed Daniela Schaff as the company’s new Head of Sustainability. In this newly created position, Daniela will oversee Wisk’s global sustainability efforts and the implementation of a comprehensive sustainability strategy. This strategy will include the creation of a circular supply chain, implementing steps that further reduce the company’s carbon footprint, and developing processes that foster sustainable design decisions.

“Becoming Wisk’s Head of Sustainability is a proud achievement. Our certification is a first step in our broader mission to ensure that our operations, both today and in the future, are safe for people and the planet. We look forward to continuing our global sustainability leadership in the advanced air mobility and broader aviation industries,” says Daniela.

Gary Gysin, Chief Executive Officer at Wisk

“We are excited to have Daniela at Wisk. She has been instrumental in advancing Wisk’s sustainability efforts prior to officially becoming our new Head of Sustainability. Her expertise in sustainability will be a critical element in ensuring that our mission to bring everyday flight to everyone is safe for people and the environment,” said Gary Gysin, CEO of Wisk.

How is Wisk cementing its sustainability place?

In December, Wisk New Zealand achieved Net Carbon Zero certification through Toitū, a provider of carbon and environmental programs. The certification allows Wisk to accurately measure greenhouse gas emissions and implement strategies to manage and offset impacts.

Additionally, the company’s carbon footprint, emissions reductions, and offsets have been independently verified and meet or exceed international standards and best practices, including ISO 14064 Carbon Footprint Certification. This initial certification allows Wisk to have a reliable benchmark to set future actionable goals to reduce emissions.