Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is AerCap doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 35

AerCap has a DitchCarbon Score of 35 out of 100, indicating a lower level of sustainability performance. This score suggests that AerCap’s carbon intensity is relatively high, implying that their operations are not as environmentally friendly as they could be. The company may need to implement more effective sustainability measures to reduce its carbon intensity and improve its score.

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

AerCap 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

AerCap is based in Ireland, a country with a very low carbon intensity rating, indicating a cleaner energy grid. This favorable environmental context supports AerCap’s sustainability efforts by reducing the carbon footprint associated with their operations.

...this company is doing 21.55% better in emissions than the industry average.

Founded in 1995 and headquartered in Dublin, AerCap operates within the aviation industry as a leading global aircraft leasing and aviation finance company. With a vast and diversified portfolio, AerCap offers comprehensive fleet solutions to airlines worldwide, featuring one of the industry’s most modern and fuel-efficient order books. The company’s robust capital structure supports its strong profitability and cash flow, and it is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol AER.

Bad news, AerCap hasn't committed to SBTi targets yet

AerCap has not established specific commitments with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This means the company has yet to align its environmental strategy with the global effort to limit warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.

There’s always room for improvement,

DitchCarbon recommends...

AerCap could enhance its fuel efficiency and reduce Scope 1 emissions by adopting a comprehensive vehicle maintenance program for its fleet.
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Our methodology

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