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Sharing our progress

The Emirates Group Environmental Report builds upon our commitment to the continuous development of environmentally-responsible work practices and eco-efficient operations. The report presents environmental data and improvement initiatives from a range of Group activities, including airline operations, dnata’s cargo and ground handling businesses and a wide range of commercial activities on the ground. It also outlines the Group’s contributions to biodiversity and conservation initiatives.

The Emirates Group Environmental Report covers the same period as the Emirates Group’s financial reporting year, from 1st April to 31st March.

Providing business context to environmental performance, the Emirates Group will combine its annual environmental reporting with its financial reporting moving forward.

Therefore environmental performance data from 2018-19 and 2019-20 will be incorporated into our Annual Financial Report 2019-20, due to be published in May 2020.

2017 highlights

Whilst 2016-17 was a testing year, our strong business foundation has enabled us to continue extending our environmental goals. Highlights from this financial reporting year (1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017) include:

  • Emirates Engineering are now saving 11 million litres of water a year by introducing a new aircraft washing procedure.
  • They also saved a substantial 237 megawatt-hours of electricity a month through energy efficiency measures, including installing light emitting diode lighting in hangars.
  • Now 28 recycled plastic bottles make up every warm fleece blanket we provide onboard in our Economy Class on long-haul flights.
  • Idle reverse thrust on landing by our pilots has saved 4,941 tonnes of fuel (15,564 tonnes of CO2).
  • And ‘engine out taxi in’ (turning off one engine while taxiing in) has saved 1,170 tonnes of fuel (3,686 tonnes of CO2).

Read the latest report(Opens a PDF in a new tab) to learn more about our environmental data and improvement initiatives.

Environmental report 2016-17

Environmental report 2016-17

Environmental report 2010-11

Environmental report 2010-11

Environmental report 2015-16

Environmental report 2015-16

Environmental report 2014-15

Environmental report 2014-15

Environmental report 2013-14

Environmental report 2013-14

Environmental report 2012-13

Environmental report 2012-13

Environmental report 2011-12

Environmental report 2011-12