ATR discloses environmental impact through CDP Climate Change for the first time

Leading regional aircraft manufacturer further strengthens commitment to lower environmental footprint

Toulouse, 13 February 2024 – ATR, the world’s leading regional aircraft manufacturer, received a B-score from CDP Climate Change – formerly ‘Carbon Disclosure Project’ – after disclosing its environmental impact for the first time, hereby joining global efforts towards environmental transparency. Annual CDP scores are considered the global benchmark underlining the maturity and robustness of companies’ actions to lower and mitigate the impact of their activities on the environment and climate change.

ATR’s data joins the most comprehensive inventory of self-reported environmental data in the world, helping drive action against climate change through greater transparency. CDP’s scores ranging from A to F are attributed on the basis of the exhaustiveness of the disclosures and the organisation’s environmental risk mitigation performance. Additional criteria include environmental awareness and leadership and the organisation’s record of setting ambitious, meaningful environmental objectives.

Nathalie Tarnaud Laude, ATR’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “We strongly believe that true progress towards a sustainable future comes from relentless self-assessment and a commitment to international, science-based standards. As we submitted our decarbonisation roadmap to SBTi and received approval for our near-term emissions reduction targets, we wanted to go even further. Embracing transparency and accountability at every level is the foundation of a sustainable business. We want to lead by example and inspire our entire industry, including our supply chain. It is only through collective efforts that we can transform our net-zero aspirations into a tangible reality for generations to come.”

Sherry Madera, Chief Executive Officer at CDP, said: “With over 23,000 businesses disclosing through CDP this year, it is clear that sustainability – and the data that underpins it – is not a ‘nice to have’, but an essential part of long-term success in the business community that is showing no sign of slowing down – nor should it. A 1.5° future is still possible if the global community works in lockstep to get there. By sharing their environmental data with CDP, ATR is continuing an environmental journey that will contribute to keeping that future in sight.”

About ATR

ATR is the world number one regional aircraft manufacturer with its ATR 42 and 72, the best-selling aircraft in the below 90-seat market segment. The unifying vision of the company is to accelerate sustainable connections for people, communities and businesses, no matter how remote. Flown by some 200 airlines in over 100 countries, ATR aircraft opened 150 new routes in 2023, facilitating the development of territories and enabling access to crucial services like healthcare and education. Thanks to ATR’s focus on continuous innovation and the intrinsic efficiency of the turboprop technology, ATR aircraft are the most advanced, versatile, cost-effective and lowest-emission regional aircraft on the market, emitting 45% less CO2 than similar-size regional jets. In January 2022, we flew the first ever commercial aircraft using 100% SAF in both engines. ATR is a joint-venture between Airbus and Leonardo.