British Airways opts for credit360’s sustainability software to monitor its carbon reduction performance
(photo: British Airways)
Thu 10 Apr 2014 – British Airways has selected sustainability software company credit360 to monitor and help reduce the airline’s carbon footprint. The software will be used to track the fuel burn and carbon emissions per passenger kilometre for every aircraft in the fleet and will allow BA to compare and contrast the sustainability performance of different aircraft and identify areas for improvement. The system will also be deployed to help collect and manage a wide range of social and environmental indicators across more than 200 sites. In line with its One Destination sustainability plan, the airline has a goal to reduce carbon emissions by 50% by 2050 from a 2005 baseline. British Airways is the first airline customer for credit360, which has signed up 30 other organisations over the past year for its sustainability software and now has more than 175 clients worldwide.
“Our solution will provide BA with a 360 degree view of its carbon and environmental performance, streamlining the process of data collection and management, while optimising the analysis necessary to forge ahead with its ambitious sustainability plans,” said credit360 Managing Director Mark Shields.
The primary focus of the system will be on managing annual carbon emissions generated by fuel burn, while sustainability data relating to the airline’s physical locations, suppliers and business travel will also be closely monitored. It will also automate and centralise BA’s data collection processes and the collated data will be used for both regulatory compliance reporting and the airline’s annual GRI and Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) data disclosures.
“We’re committed to halving our carbon footprint by 2050 via a combination of operational measures, new technology and biofuels,” said Paul Gehres, Environment Analyst – Carbon Management at British Airways. “Investing in a technically advanced software solution to track our carbon footprint with precision will be integral to achieving this goal.”
Organisations including Barclays, Swiss Re and Philips use credit360’s modular system to manage and report their energy and carbon in line with GHG Protocol, CRC, EES, CDP, GRI, ISO14064, NGERS and Climate Registry. It is CDP accredited to a gold standard.