Energy Efficiency, GHG Emissions, Industrial, Sourcing Renewables - February 16, 2023
Airbus Receives SBTi Approval for Reduction Targets
Airbus received approval from the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) for its GHG emission reduction targets between now and the next 5-10 years.
The company intends to reduce its Scope 1 and Scope 2 industrial emissions by up to 63% by 2030. The aerospace company is securing 100% renewable and low-carbon electricity supply to all sites in Europe by 2024 and is exploring similar opportunities in other regions such as the United States and China.
Airbus also committed to reducing by 46% the GHG emissions intensity generated by its commercial aircraft in service (Scope 3 - Use of Sold Product) by 2035.
In 2022, SAF was used in its flight testing and the company made a commitment to increase the share of SAF used in these activities progressively up to at least 30% by 2030. The company is also replacing lighting, heating and steam systems with biomass and geothermal solutions on our sites. It has been using sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in its Beluga transport aircraft since 2019.
The company is focusing on replacing older and less efficient aircraft and ramping up the use of SAF (supporting the wider SAF ecosystem).
“At Airbus we are committed to leading the decarbonisation of the aerospace sector,” said Guillaume Faury, Airbus CEO in a statement. “The independent assessment and validation of SBTi demonstrates our willingness to define meaningful climate targets aligned with science. Together with our partners and customers, we are determined to achieve these targets and invest in the solutions that will help decarbonise our industry and ensure aviation can continue to play its precious role in society."
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