Once again, Menzies Aviation’s net zero targets approved

As in JUN23, the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) has, this month, once again approved Menzies Aviation’s net zero targets in its drive to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2045. Following the measures initially outlined in its 2021 All-In plan, Menzies Aviation was able to report that significant investments in electric and lower emission Ground Support Equipment (GSE) had now brought it to a level of 17% of all global GSE equipment being powered by electric batteries (even increasing to 42% in Europe) – in line with its target of 25% by 2025. The difference to last year’s PR are more detailed percentage targets such as a 50% near-term reduction in scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions by 2030 from its 2022 baseline, and scope 3 GHG emissions to reduce by between 30% and 42% during that time.

Heading towards 25% of all GSE being electric. Image: Menzies

Menzies’ All-In sustainability plan includes set goals across four key pillars: Environment, People, Safety, and Ethics. Motivated by the need to improve business operations in view of climate change and global warming, the company is looking to bring about positive change across all its chosen ESG priorities. Thus far, it has invested in solar panels, smart building technologies and circular cargo packaging solutions. It is also involved in the Climate Impact Partner’s Million Mangroves project to support the removal of carbon from the atmosphere and the restoration of ecosystems.

John Geddes, Chief Governance & Sustainability Officer & Company Secretary, declared: “We are thrilled to announce that our 2045 net zero targets have been approved by the SBTi, making us the first major aviation services provider to achieve this important validation. Decarbonization is an imperative for a sustainable aviation future – one we are committed to achieving with our net-zero targets, but there are many other facets to our All-In plan that will deliver value for our business and stakeholders and support our growth in a sustainable way well into the future.”

Katy Reid, Head of Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility, added: “Our commitment to progress against our goals and targets has never been more important. By taking bold steps to reduce the impact our business has on climate change and the natural environment, while mitigating the risks our business faces because of climate change, we believe we will play our part in delivering a sustainable, net zero future for Menzies, and for aviation.”



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