International Airlines Group

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is International Airlines Group doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 20

International Airlines Group has a DitchCarbon Score of 20 out of 100, indicating a lower performance in sustainability efforts. This score suggests a high carbon intensity relative to industry peers. The company may need to implement more effective measures to reduce its carbon footprint and improve its sustainability profile.

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

Industry emissions intensity

Very low




Very high

International Airlines Group operates within 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

Very low




Very high

International Airlines Group operates in the United Kingdom, which has a very low carbon intensity rating. This favorable environmental context supports the company’s sustainability efforts by reducing the carbon footprint associated with their location.

...this company is doing 6.55% better in emissions than the industry average.

International Airlines Group (IAG) is a prominent player in the aviation industry, founded in January 2011 with its corporate head office in London, UK. As one of the world’s largest airline groups, IAG operates 547 aircraft, serving 268 destinations and transporting over 100 million passengers annually. The group, which includes Aer Lingus, British Airways, Iberia, Vueling, and the low-cost long-haul brand LEVEL, is known for its significant market presence and membership in the oneworld alliance.

Good news, International Airlines Group has embraced SBTi commitments

International Airlines Group has pledged to align its operations with the Science Based Targets initiative to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This commitment involves setting science-based emissions reduction targets consistent with limiting global warming, demonstrating the company’s dedication to sustainable and environmentally responsible practices.

There’s always room for improvement,

DitchCarbon recommends...

International Airlines Group 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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