Climate change is one of society’s greatest challenges. There is growing recognition of its impact on the operational sustainability of businesses as well as the need for companies to proactively manage the impacts they have on the environment.


Our climate change strategy

Solving the challenge of climate change requires all of us to act together. Our approach to climate resilience includes both assessment of physical and strategic impacts on our own sites and operations and the development of a wider decarbonisation strategy that encompasses the transition plan and sector net zero roadmaps.


See how we are helping to reduce our environmental impact

Race to Zero  

A year ago we joined the United Nations’ Race to Zero campaign, making progress with more to go.

Electric drive systems

More than 14,000 of our electric-hybrid systems are in operation, saving the environment from more than 30 million gallons of fuel emissions and 335,000+ tonnes of Co2 Read more

Energy efficiency

Over the past 15 years at Portsmouth Naval Base we have helped reduce energy related carbon emissions by more than 40% Read more

Hive of activity

Working with colleagues from the Royal Air Force, our employees at RAF Coningsby have formed a bee colony at the Lincolnshire base Read more

Digital shipyard

Technology leading the way in safety and sustainability at Osborne Shipyard in Australia Read more

Progress towards net zero


Our ambition is to be carbon neutral across our operations by 2030 (Scope 1 and 2); we will seek to minimise the requirement for offsets through this process.


Our aims:
We have set ourselves the target of:

BY 2030

Achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions across our operations (Scope 1 and 2) by 2030 – we aim to do this by reducing our emissions as a minimum in line with the 1.5°C pathway.

BY 2050


Working towards a net zero value chain by 2050.

Our net zero programme


We have established a roadmap based on phases of activity and level of investment, to monitor our progress to decarbonise our operations by 2030 (Scope 1 and 2). In putting together the roadmap we have considered the commitments made by UK government. We have aligned our Scope 1 and 2 carbon reduction roadmaps to a science-based pathway of 1.5°C and set progress against this in both our in-year and long-term incentives.


Setting environmental targets

Our in-year and long-term incentives are aligned to the Group achieving a 4.2% operational GHG emissions reduction target, in line with the science-based pathway of 1.5°C, year-on-year over ten years (against a baseline year of 2019). With a 90% reduction in GHG emissions being achieved by 2050. As our understanding of Scope 3 emissions matures, we will also set reduction pathways in line with a science-based pathway of 1.5°C.


Sustainability in action


A quiet revolution

Our HybriGen® system not only cuts emissions, but creates a smoother ride for passengers and helps operators save on fuel and maintenance costs
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Zero waste to landfill

Since Summer 2020, we’ve sent zero waste to landfill across Warton, Samlesbury and Brough sites in the UK
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New solar farm to power world-class jet facility

A solar farm the size of eight football pitches is helping us to power the advanced manufacturing of world-class fighter jets
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The bat professor

Jon together with other volunteers from the Isle of Wight Bat Group, have surveyed and produced habitat suitability models for every native bat species on the Isle of Wight
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Days of the world


Earth Day 2021

The past year has brought harsh reminders of the fragility of where and how we all live: from raging wildfires and tornadoes to a global pandemic. We all have a role to play as stewards of our environment
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World Oceans Day

Reflections on World Oceans Day from our colleagues around the UK
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Renewable energy purchases

During 2022 we purchased 275,810 MWh of renewable energy attributes under the Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin scheme

Net Zero value chain

We are working towards a net zero value chain by 2050

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