Primary Climate Goal
United Airlines's target annual all Scopes emissions for 2050 should be equal to 0 Kt = 0% * 19,941 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 -665 Kt per annum over the period from 2021 to 2050:
-665 Kt = ( 0 Kt - 19,941 Kt ) / (2050 - 2020)
This translates into a -3.3% reduction in 2021.
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 - Market-Based Scope 1 + Scope 2 for the twelve months ending 31 December 2020 at 15,660 Kt (-18,936 /-54.7% y-o-y). At the same time, carbon intensity skyrocketed to 1,020 t (+220/+28% y-o-y).
United Airlines's Scope 3 emissions plummeted to 4,280 Kt (
The company is committed to achieving net zero for all Scopes by 2050, which translates into the estimated reduction of -665 Kt per annum over the period of FY2021 - FY2050. This target, however, has not been recognised as science-based (and as aligned with Paris Agreement) by the SBTi.