Menzies Aviation, the global service partner for airports and airlines, has declared its ambitious commitment to achieve net-zero scope 1, 2, and 3 CO2e emissions throughout the company by 2045.
Published in its 2022 ‘Annual Review & Sustainability Report’, the commitments reflect the company’s refreshed sustainability targets following the launch of its ‘All In’ plan for a fair and sustainable future in 2021.
The report includes wider ESG targets, initiatives, plans and commitments and outlines progress against the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
The company says that the transition pathway and initiatives to ensure it meets the targets in the report will be announced following its submission and review of targets by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).
Menzies Aviation says that it has made significant progress over the past year in its efforts for a more sustainable future.
Highlights include adding almost 200 electric GSE to its fleet, with the aim to have 25 per cent of its global motorised GSE to be electric by 2025, and the opening of its first GSE refurbishment and repower workshop in Las Vegas to convert diesel baggage tractors to electric.
John Geddes, chief governance and sustainability officer and company secretary at Menzies Aviation, said: “While sustainability is the cornerstone of our business strategy, collaboration between airports, airlines and aviation services is what is most vital to truly creating a difference in how the industry addresses the threat of climate change.”
The Menzies Aviation board are accountable for setting the company’s strategy with a commitment to ensure reporting against stated objectives is both accessible and transparent.
Geddes continued: “At Menzies we believe that there is a clear opportunity for the aviation services sector to follow our lead and work towards similarly ambitious targets to help achieve a sustainable future.
“Growth will always be important, but it must be both responsible and sustainable.”
Philipp Joeinig, chief executive of Menzies Aviation, said: “We are pleased with the progress we have made against our key strategic sustainability pillars of environment, ethics, people and safety over the past year.
“Our teams work tirelessly to identify opportunities where we can improve our ability to operate as a fair and sustainable business, while not sacrificing on the quality of service we provide our clients, partners, and their customers.
“Collaborating with customers and partners is high on the agenda for the year ahead and we look forward to working with them as we look for opportunities to support them achieve their sustainability goals as well as supporting the wider industry to reach net-zero targets.”