CAE Carbon Reduction Plan 


A message from the CEO and CCDO

We at CAE, believe that together we can create a better future for the new generations by leaving behind us a green technology footprint in everything we do.

To achieve this, we must continuously look at ways to improve our environmental impacts by reducing our own direct and indirect carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) emissions as efficiently and effectively as possible.

Our experience with the ISO 14001:2015 environmental management certification made us realise how environmental issues were embedded in the solutions provided to our customers as well as the actions to continuously improve our system towards the reduction of our carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) emissions. We acknowledge the carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) emissions generated through the delivery of our services and as a signatory of the government’s Net Zero emissions and the UN framework Absolute Zero by 2040, CAE has committed to set a common target to reduce its carbon emissions gradually by 25% every five years to contribute to the government's Net
Zero scheme and reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.

And it is with real pleasure that we will accompany this Carbon Management Plan to its final destination by providing a strategic plan towards meeting the aspirational Net Zero emissions by 2025. It will also pave the path for a long-term programme of action to meet future targets under the Climate Change Act 2008 to achieve a cut in emissions by at least 70% by 2050.

Executive Summary

We are aware that reducing our carbon dioxide equivalent emissions (CO2e) represents significant benefits for us, our customers, and the community.

Translated into this Carbon Reduction Plan are the strategies and frameworks of CAE’s ongoing commitment to the management and reduction of carbon emissions.

More particularly, it outlines CAE’s baseline, sets a target for reducing this baseline within a defined period, and finally, lists the projects to be implemented for the carbon neutral achievement and the source of funding for taking these projects to the right destination.

Outlined below lies our journey to successfully achieve the Net Zero emissions and UN framework Absolute Zero by 2040 and part of it will focus on finding wasted energies that will contribute to the reduction of the organisation’s carbon dioxide equivalents (CO2e):

  • CAE aims to reduce its CO2e emissions by 25% by 2025 based on its 2019/20 baseline;

  • CAE CO2e baseline emissions were 387.43 tonnes in 2019/20, taking into account fuel combustible, transport-related and waste disposal;

  • Failure to take action would result in a rise from 387.43 tonnes in 2019/20 to 581.14 tonnes in 2030. If CAE achieves its target reduction of 25% then the CO2e emissions would fall to 281 tonnes, saving a cumulative total of 98 tonnes over a period of 5 years;

  • Over 10 energy-saving projects have been identified from different sources, including 3rd party consultancy resulting from ESOS1 audit outcome and internal collaborative approach sessions to encourage and improve culture change for our organisation and effectively implement them in the view to achieve the net zero emissions by 2040.

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