Given the climate challenges facing society today, we feel that it is our responsibility to accelerate our environmental transition and become the leader of a more sustainable aviation industry. The decarbonisation strategy for our activities is primarily centred around reducing our direct and indirect CO₂ emissions, with a targeted reduction of 30% per passenger/km by 2030 (compared to 2019).
We have come up with three main levers to help us reduce our emissions :
As a true demonstration of our commitment to take real action to decarbonise our activities, we are now one of the first groups in the aviation sector to request validation of our strategy from the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi) – an independent international reference body.
Our other levers
Alongside the three levers mentioned above, the Air France-KLM Group also strengthens its commitment through complementary actions, such as ensuring a circular economy on board our aircraft and on the ground, improving the management of our waste throughout its life cycle, and reducing aircraft waste.
We are also taking action to limit our waste production and increase the amount of waste that we reprocess and recycle :
less non-recycled waste by 2030 (compared to 2011)
of our single-use plastic items were removed in 2021
of A340 decommissioned aircraft is recovered, reused, or recycled
A recent fleet, which is currently being renewed, with energy-efficient aircraft and/or aircraft powered by cleaner fuels
Electric runway vehicles and equipment
Optimised procedures on the ground: reduced taxiing time on a single engine, use of auxiliary power units (APUs) to ensure the operation of on-board systems
By integrating sustainable development into our activities and operations, we strive to support the Sustainable Development Goals (as defined by the United Nations) that fall within our sphere of influence.