As companies work towards Net Zero, balancing growth with environmental stewardship is crucial as aviation’s carbon footprint is under scrutiny.
Aerospace and defence sector priorities are represented through a number of ADS boards and special interest groups including the Sustainable Aerospace Board, Sustainable Procurement Working Group (SPWG), Sustainability Working Group, Sustainable Materials Working Group (SusMat).
The development and implementation of a corporate climate strategy starts with a comprehensive understanding of a company’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
ADS, working closely with our members, has produced guidance to help members measure, report and reduce their scope emissions. We have developed best practice for comprehensive corporate GHG footprint accounting that addresses uniquely aerospace manufacturing and is recognized by all major prime suppliers as best practice. Access the guide from our Members Area here (login required):
The Sustainability Charter defines the commitment of members of the CIPS Aerospace & Defence Procurement Group (ADPG) to working together to co-create common solutions to Sustainable procurement challenges.
Working together the charter aims to provide a framework to support suppliers on their Sustainable procurement journey through the core themes of Supply Chain Engagement, Greenhouse Gas Emissions Data and Skills & Capability.
The ADS Sustainability Challenge is a new competition launched at Sustainable Skies in April 2023 to support ADS SME members in their journey to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. Announced at Paris Air Show 2023, four small and medium enterprises (SMEs) were awarded more than £40,000 in funding.
The four successful projects and organisations receiving funding from the ADS Sustainability Challenge are: