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Measuring our footprint and reducing our contribution to climate change

Cobham is committed to addressing concerns about climate change and the environment. We recognise that it creates efficiencies, drives innovation, helps manage long term risk and improves competiveness. It is good for our business, our shareholders, our customers and our employees.


We measure our total carbon footprint, including Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions using the operational control boundary approach as set out by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) & World Resources Institute (WRI) Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol, to ensure we can effectively disclose and manage our contribution to climate change.

The majority of our greenhouse gas emissions come from our aviation business. Due to the nature of the services much of the fuel use is controlled by our customers. We are working with our customers to achieve improvements in fuel efficiency.


Electricity and fuel use also contribute to our footprint and so we focus on energy efficiency improvements at our sites. In 2010, we set a target to decrease the energy intensity of our direct energy use normalised by turnover (i.e. Scope 1 and Scope 2) by 10% annually. 2015 became a new baseline year with the acquisition of Aeroflex in 2014, an energy intensive business. Find our performance data here.


We continue to disclosure our carbon footprint and management approach publicly through CDP, our latest submission is available for download on their website.


Further information including the external assurance statement on our Scope 1 and 2 emissions is available on our downloads page.


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