Primary Climate Goal
United Airlines's target annual all Scopes emissions for 2050 should be equal to 0 Kt = 0% * 43,673 Kt, according to the company's stated climate goal.
In order to achieve this goal, United Airlines would need to reduce its emissions at least by -1,560 Kt per annum over the period from 2023 to 2050:
-1,560 Kt = ( 0 Kt - 43,673 Kt ) / (2050 - 2022)
This translates into a -3.6% reduction in 2023.
The projected range shown on the chart is based on the Exerica's algorithm which takes account of both the company's stated goal and its past performance.
United Airlines aims to achieve net zero for all Scopes by 2050
Science Based Targets initiative In October 2021 SBTi developed and launched world's first net zero standard, providing framework and tools for companies to set science-based net zero targets and limit global temperature rise above pre-industrial levels to 1.5 °C.
In October 2021 SBTi developed and launched world's first net zero standard, providing framework and tools for companies to set science-based net zero targets and limit global temperature rise above pre-industrial levels to 1.5 °C.
GHG emissions and Carbon intensity
Scope 1 + 2 GHG emissions (in tons of CO2e) divided by the company's Revenues (in USDm) for the same period
United Airlines reported Total CO2e Emissions - Location-Based Scope 1 + Scope 2 for the twelve months ending 31 December 2022 at 30,565 Kt (+9,011/+42% y-o-y). At the sime time, carbon intensity plummeted to 680 t (-195 /-22.3% y-o-y).
United Airlines's Scope 3 emissions surged to 13,108 Kt (
The company is committed to achieving net zero for all Scopes by 2050, which translates into the estimated reduction of -1,560 Kt per annum over the period of FY2023 - FY2050. This target, however, has not been recognised as science-based (and as aligned with Paris Agreement) by the SBTi.