We are actively striving to reduce emissions on our sites and in our production processes, and generated by our products in service.

In 2022, we officially committed to defining science-based targets for the entire set of our emissions, and submitted near-term targets to the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). These targets have been independently assessed and were validated by the SBTi in early 2023

We monitor, collect robust data, and report on the progress we have made against our emissions targets. This process helps us to hold ourselves accountable and remain focused on this important task.



Scope 1 and 2

Scope 1 and 2 emissions refer to the emissions we can control that sit within our own environmental footprint, including our products, services and production facilities.

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Scope 3

Scope 3 emissions are all other emissions from our value chain, this includes products in service and our supply chain.

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SBTi (Science-Based Targets)

Established in 2015, the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) helps companies to set emissions-reduction targets in line with climate science and the Paris Agreement goals. More than 4,000 companies have joined the initiative since its inception. 

In 2022, Airbus officially committed to define science-based targets for the entire set of its emissions. The following near-term targets were submitted to the SBTi for assessment and were validated in early 2023:

  • Scopes 1 & 2: -63% absolute greenhouse gas emissions by 2030** and neutralisation of residual emissions
  • Scope 3: -46% greenhouse gas emissions intensity generated by its commercial aircraft in service by 2035**


(**) based on 2015 as baseline year


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Our approach to sustainability reporting

Our approach to sustainability reporting

Prioritising our responsibility and sustainability efforts


GRI reporting & performance data

A framework for our ESG reporting

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