A message from the CEO and CCDO
At CAE Technology Services Limited, we do our work the right way, according to our values, and with great care for people and the world around us. We are committed to shaping a sustainable future for the upcoming generations so that we leave a positive environmental legacy through all our technology endeavours.
To achieve this, we must work to improve our environmental impact by reducing our own direct as well as 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 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 2050. To that effect, CAE is 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 greenhouse gas emissions.
Foreword from the Net Zero Scheme
In 2019 the UK Government amended the Climate Change Act 20081 by introducing a target of at least a 100% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions2 (compared to 1990 levels) in the UK by 2050. This is otherwise known as the ‘Net Zero’ target.
The Climate Change Act introduced legally binding carbon budgets which set a ceiling on the level of UK GHG (greenhouse gas) emissions and to meet these budgets we have to collectively reduce our total emissions.
The Government recognises that for organisations to take action to reduce their emissions they must have the appropriate tools and guidance. Measuring the GHG emissions is the first step to effectively managing them.
Our UNFCC Race to Zero Pledge
As a business, we commit to the following:
- To achieve Net Zero in line with the Science Based targets set out by the UNFCCC3 i.e., to achieve Net Zero no later than 2040 and target a 50% reduction in emissions by 2030. This is 10 years ahead of our legal commitments.
- To set realistic short and longer-term targets that are designed to achieve our Net Zero commitments.
- To report our business's total Greenhouse Gas emissions regularly and for our performance to be part of Future Net Zero’s and CBN Expert’s annual reporting back to the UNFCCC.
CAE acknowledges that our commitment is reported on the Network Net Zero website.
CAE made its pledge to the Race to Zero via the Network Net Zero Community on 24th January 2023. The record of the pledge can be found at: https://www.futurenetzero.com/net-zerointernational-race-to-zero/
To read our full Carbon Reduction Plan 2023, download it below: