Aviation training firm CAE has announced it has become the first Canadian aerospace company to become carbon-neutral.
It achieved the milestone by continuing to reduce its emissions, offsetting its remaining annual carbon emissions by investing in renewable energy certificates in the countries where it operates and funding greenhouse gas reducing projects, including wind energy projects in India and forest preservation in Canada.
These investments lead to carbon reductions equivalent to emissions from the fuel used for live training flights in its academies, energy consumption in its locations worldwide and from the business air travel of all its employees.
CAE says it will continue to invest in projects to make its full-flight simulators more energy efficient, therefore helping its customers to reduce their own carbon footprint as well as the development of new technologies and solutions.
Marc Parent, President and Chief Executive Officer at CAE said: “This is a bold achievement and we hope that CAE’s commitment in the fight against climate change will inspire other companies to take tangible actions today.
“We wanted to honour our pre-pandemic commitment and up our contribution now – a testament to CAE’s environmental leadership and engagement towards future generations. We are also working with the industry towards the development of electric aircraft and undertaking other measures to reduce our overall emissions.”