Vision 2020 targets
We are committed to becoming an eco-efficient enterprise. Our industrial operational targets (from a baseline of 2006) are:
• 80% reduction in water discharge
• 50% reduction in CO₂ and volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions, waste production and water consumption
• 30% reduction in energy consumption
• 20% of energy from renewable sources
Turning eco-efficiency into a commercial advantage
In order to achieve the eco-efficiency goals of our Vision 2020 strategy, we have placed environmental issues at the heart of our decision-making process. Throughout our businesses, we are searching for environmental improvements that yield economic beneﬁts. We are anticipating the environmental challenges we will face in the coming years, seeking to foster greater environmental awareness and drive the development of 'green' innovations across the Group. Our approach to eco-efficiency considers the entire lifecycle of our products, from design to manufacture, operation and disposal or, increasingly, recycling. We are also planning and implementing systematic ways to value environmental savings.
Roadmap towards eco-efficiency
A corporate roadmap was prepared that outlines the series of projects necessary for meeting the Vision 2020 goals over the next decade. Cultural change and making eco-efficiency a driver of value creation should be part of our daily business as we seek to improve our industrial operations, our products throughout their lifecycles and the various services we offer. Supplementing this corporate roadmap, Airbus, Eurocopter, Cassidian and Astrium are producing their own plans.