British Airways has selected sustainability software to monitor and reduce its carbon footprint.
The move comes as part of the airline’s aim to reduce its carbon emissions by 50% by 2050 from a 2005 baseline.
Tracking the fuel burn and carbon footprint per passenger kilometre for every aircraft within its fleet will allow BA to compare and contrast the sustainability performance of different aircraft and identify areas for improvement.
The system from specialist CRedit360 will be deployed to help collect and manage social and environmental indicators across more than 200 sites.
Managing annual carbon emissions generated by fuel burn will be the primary focus, while sustainability data relating to the airline’s physical locations, suppliers and business travel will also be closely monitored.
CRedit360 will automate and centralise BA’s data collection processes.
The first of the carrier’s new fleet of fuel efficient Airbus A380s and Boeing 787 Dreamliners entered service in September.
BA carbon management environment analyst Paul Gehres said: “We’re committed to halving our carbon footprint by 2050 via a combination of operational measures, new technology and biofuels.
“Investing in a technically advanced software solution to track our carbon footprint with precision will be integral to achieving this goal.”
BA is CRedit360’s first airline client and is one of more than 30 organisations to have opted for the firm’s sustainability software in the past year.
Company managing director Mark Shields said: “This is an exciting time to be working with British Airways as it examines its carbon footprint in ever greater depth.
“Our solution will provide BA with a 360 degree view of its carbon and environmental performance, streamlining the process of data collection and management, while optimising the analysis necessary to forge ahead with its ambitious sustainability plans.”