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Airbus

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Airbus doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 16

Airbus has a DitchCarbon Score of 16 out of 100, indicating a low level of sustainability in its operations. This score suggests that Airbus has a high carbon intensity relative to its industry peers. The company may need to implement more effective measures to reduce its carbon footprint and improve its sustainability performance.

This was calculated based on 30+ company specific emissions data points, the higher the score, the better. Check out our methodology.

Industry emissions intensity

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Airbus is part of the aviation industry, which has a carbon intensity ranking of very high. Some industries are more damaging than others, this ranking gives you an indication of how carbon intensive the industry is which this company operates in.

Location emissions intensity

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Airbus operates in the Netherlands, which has a very low carbon intensity rating, indicating a cleaner energy grid. This favorable environmental context supports Airbus’s sustainability efforts by reducing the carbon footprint associated with their operations.
2.55%

...this company is doing 2.55% better in emissions than the industry average.

Airbus, headquartered in Marignane, operates within the aviation industry and was founded in 1992. As a prominent entity in aeronautics and space, Airbus generated €67 billion in revenue in 2017 and has a diverse workforce of approximately 129,000 employees. The company’s extensive portfolio includes a range of passenger airliners, military aircraft, space solutions, and civil and military helicopters.

Good news, Airbus has set ambitious SBTi climate commitments

Airbus has established Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) commitments to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from their operations, aligning with the necessary reductions to limit global warming to 1.5°C. This commitment involves a substantial decrease in their direct and indirect emissions, encompassing both their production processes and energy usage.

There’s always room for improvement,

DitchCarbon recommends...

Airbus should undertake a thorough inventory of all Scope 1 emissions sources to identify and mitigate direct greenhouse gas emissions, potentially reducing their emissions by 15%.
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Our methodology

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