Sustainability

Committed to doing the right thing. Our approach to sustainability can be summed up in one phrase: doing the right thing – by our people, our planet, and our technology. This means acting in a safe, ethical manner in everything we do.

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Committed to doing the right thing

Our approach to sustainability can be summed up in one phrase: doing the right thing – by our people, our planet, and our technology. This means acting in a safe, ethical manner in everything we do.

Sustainability targets

50% 

Reduction in Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions intensity by 2025 (2)

Net Zero

Achieve net zero emissions across the value chain by 2050

 

50%

Electricity from renewable sources by 2025 (4)

80%

Of total R&D spend on climate related R&D per year

to contribute to the decarbonisation of aerospace by 2025

95%

Diversion of solid non-hazardous waste from landfill by 2025

40%

Reduction in water withdrawal intensity by 2025 (5)

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LTA frequency rate

£5m

Investment on skills development per year

(2) The Group’s chosen intensity ratio is energy consumption, emissions and water withdrawal reported above normalised megawatts usage (MWh), tonnes of CO2e, or m3 per £1,000 of revenue. The data has been standardised from the source units in which it was initially collected. The revenue figures used to calculate the intensity ratio include continuing operations under operational control only.
(4) Where renewable electricity is commercially and reasonably available in the relevant jurisdiction.
(5) Target baselined on FY2021 with consideration of HY2022 performance.

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Our goals and approach

Today, the ability to travel quickly and safely across the world drives the global economy, brings societies, families and friends closer together, and brings joy to millions of people every year. But these benefits come at a cost.

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    A Sustainable GKN Aerospace

    GKN Aerospace's sustainability commitment serves as the basis for our long-term development and growth.

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    Ethics and Compliance

    All employees, suppliers and contractors must comply with our Code of Ethics, conducting business with integrity and in a responsible, ethical and sustainable manner.

    Honest and proper conduct is the foundation of the way we do things at GKN Aerospace. We are committed to the highest standards of ethical conduct and do not tolerate corrupt practices of any kind.

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  • Committed to sustainability

    GKN Aerospace has teamed up with Olympic champion Nils van der Poel, a strong advocate for social and environmental responsibility, in our latest video.
     
    Nils van der Poel is a proven champion with strong dedication to reach his goals, similar to the way we are committed to make a step change in industry sustainability.
     
    "I am very proud and flattered to be a GKN Aerospace ambassador. It is an innovative company with a strong industrial heritage and technical know-how committed to invest in a sustainable future of flight. To fly more sustainably in the future affects us all and I am proud to represent that journey." says Nils.

    Things we are proud of

    • GKN Aerospace has been recognised with the Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award by the UK MoD

    • 500,000 training hours completed annually by employees

    • More than 1000 employees are a member of employee resource groups

    • GKN Aerospace sites contribute £300,000 to communities in 2023