Global Carbon Footprint 2015
The BAE Systems Global Greenhouse Gas Footprint in 2015 has been calculated as 1.352 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent. This is a 1% increase on the 2014 figure of 1.337 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent. Despite the fairly static picture at group level, variations can be quite significant at larger sites depending on site rationalisation projects or changes in the level of production activity.
The greenhouse gas emissions data is in line with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard (revised version)‘Operational Control’ method, and emission factors for fuels and electricity are taken from the UK government’s Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA), published at www.ukconversionfactorscarbonsmart.co.uk/
The 2015 Global Greenhouse Gas Footprint and methodology has been third party assured.
We have been producing a Global Greenhouse Gas Footprint since 2008, but the associated methodology and level of completeness have also changed over that period. The information in this section shows the last three years’ worth of GHG data, which were compiled with a more consistent methodology.
The graph below shows the GHG trend over the last three years organised by region. The smaller regions have all shown a decrease, and the US total has remained fairly static. The UK emissions showed an increase between 2014 and 2015 due to operational activity levels within our Submarines business, where some operational activities needed to take place that can have years between them, and therefore don’t easily lend themselves to annual comparison.