What is the target?
Our 2030 interim science-based target is to reduce carbon intensity by 28.9%, from a 2019 baseline. This equates to a 16.3% reduction in absolute emissions over the period. Carbon intensity means the greenhouse gas emissions per revenue tonne kilometre (RTK). RTK is a measure of passenger and cargo payload carried by Air New Zealand.
This target requires Air New Zealand to reduce the carbon intensity associated with the “well to wake” emissions from the jet fuel it uses – these are the entire life cycle emissions of the jet fuel. This includes emissions from the use of jet fuel in flight (referred to as scope 1 emissions) as well as the emissions generated by the extraction, production, and distribution of that jet fuel (referred to as category 3, scope 3 emissions).