We recognize the important responsibility we have to minimize the adverse impact of our products and operations on the environment.
Today all our eligible sites are certified or in the process of obtaining their certification by external parties according to the ISO 14001 Standard for Environmental Management. We successfully completed the adaptation of our systems to the revised 2015 version of ISO 14001.
By reducing our footprint and using resources more efficiently, we can also improve cost efficiencies and build competitiveness in our business. Anchored by our ISO 14001 Environmental Management System, we are now actively defining our next cycle of environmental targets and long-term objectives, designed to help further reduce our environmental footprint, as well as drive greater efficiencies in the business. Our priorities will be focused on reducing our energy, greenhouse gases (GHG), waste and water across our value chain.
■ Millions of GJ ▬ Revenue Intensity (GJ/million $ revenue)
Scope 1 & 2 ■ Thousands of tonnes of CO2e ▬ Revenue Intensity (Tonnes of CO2e/million $ revenue)
Withdrawn ■ Millions of cubic meters (m3)
Hazardous and non-hazardous ■ Thousands of tonnes ▬ Valorized waste (% of total waste)
Initiating a decarbonization transition plan
As a leading manufacturer, we recognize the important role we can play to address the growing threat of climate change, while embracing the opportunity to drive innovation, increase competitiveness and stimulate growth.
Achieve net zero emissions by 2050, with the aim of limiting planetary warming to less than 2°C when compared to pre-industrial levels.
Our Game Plan
Over the next year, we plan to formalize our plan on how we will achieve our net-zero aspirations. We already have a number of initiatives underway to:
Increase R&D in clean products development
Improve energy efficiency in our operations;
Source renewable energy;
Secure the long-term supply of sustainable aviation fuels; and
As a signatory to the unprecedented Aviation Industry Commitment to Action for Climate Change, and as an active leader of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) Environment Committee, we contribute to the industry’s progress to reduce the impact of air travel on climate change, which includes the adoption of an international regulatory framework to reduce aviation’s emissions.
The aviation industry has been proactive in recognizing and tackling its climate change impact. On the technology side, we continue to make huge strides in aircraft efficiency, as original equipment manufacturers like Bombardier invest and innovate. New engines and advancements in aerodynamics contribute to delivering reduced fuel burn.
That said, we know that technological improvements are only part of the solution. For this reason, Bombardier is leading the way to ensure that sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) become a standard for the industry, for our customers and in our day-to-day operations. Since 2017, we have been using SAF during demonstration flights as well as during flights to major air shows and events to raise industry awareness of SAF as a mainstream, drop-in alternative to traditional jet fuel for business aircraft.
In 2019, we organized four industry-wide SAF demonstrations. We also received an inaugural shipment of SAF at our delivery centre in Montréal, Canada to offer to our customers on delivery flights. This is a first step in our plan to secure long-term supplier partnerships for SAF to all our facilities, as worldwide supply becomes more readily available.