Aciturri records the integral calculation of its carbon footprint

Aciturri records the integral calculation of its carbon footprint

Aciturri records the integral calculation of its carbon footprint

First industrial company in the sector in Spain to complete the registration of its carbon footprint with the Ministry for Ecological Transition.

The Spanish Office for Climate Change (OECC), a body under the Ministry for Ecological Transition and Demographic Change (MITECO), has positively resolved the request made by Aciturri to register its Footprint in the Carbon Footprint Registry.

Since 2016, Aciturri has been using the carbon footprint as the main indicator to measure the impact of its activity on climate change, quantifying its direct footprint in terms of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

In 2020, the company's management decided to incorporate the carbon footprint balance into the decision-making process, thus becoming a strategic aspect of the firm's operations. Using the UNE-EN ISO 14064:2019 standard as a reference, the Environment team has carried out an exhaustive analysis process to identify and calculate the integral scope of Aciturri's carbon footprint. An analysis that incorporates, in addition to the direct aspects -emissions from combustion elements in facilities, vehicles and energy consumption-, the impact on carbon emissions of all the company's activities, including those not directly related to manufacturing, known as indirect emissions of the activity or scope 3, which includes:

  • Emissions from transportation (of raw materials, employee commuting, semi-finished and finished products, ...).
  • Emissions from products and services (manufacture of raw materials, packaging and emissions from the subcontracting chain).
  • Emissions from waste management.

The analysis, based on the development of an internal methodology that makes it possible to inventory and account for GHGs emitted directly and indirectly, provides the company with detailed knowledge of all its processes. This makes it possible to calculate partial carbon footprints for specific projects or facilities, analyze the environmental impact of future projects, etc., and incorporate quality information on environmental impact into decision-making processes.

The calculation registered in the Ministry's Carbon Footprint registry has been previously verified by an independent third party (DNV-GL), which accredits the rigor of the methodology used. Having passed the measurement and verification of the carbon footprint, the company has begun to work on the objective of reducing its emissions through the short-term implementation of actions such as the internal environmental awareness plan "Let's talk about carbon", the activation of energy efficiency plans and the design of Aciturri's future Decarbonization Plan. These actions for measuring and reducing the carbon footprint corroborate Aciturri's commitment to the necessary process of transforming the aeronautical industry towards a more sustainable model that will contribute to achieving climate neutrality by 2050.

In this context, the company is taking important steps towards new mobility concepts - through its involvement in zero-emission programs such as the electric aircraft or the development of new hydrogen-related technologies - and promoting the main platforms for the development of technologies that will enable net zero greenhouse gas emissions to be achieved by 2050, as evidenced by Aciturri's recent incorporation as a founding member of the European Clean Aviation initiative.

The information on Aciturri's emissions will be fully accessible through this link, once the data is updated on the Ministry's website.

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