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CAE pioneers carbon neutrality in Canada
Carbon offsetting and renewable energy certificates are additional measures that CAE takes while new technologies and solutions are developed to reduce emissions. Its simulators have greatly reduced CO2 output.
Marc Parent hosted a live virtual discussion with employees and their children to discuss the environment and CAE’s commitment.

CAE has become the first Canadian aerospace company to be certified carbon neutral. It has achieved neutrality by continuing to reduce its own emissions and by making investments in projects that offset its remaining annual emissions.

“This is a bold achievement and we hope that our commitment in the fight against climate change will inspire other companies to take tangible actions today,” says Marc Parent, president and CEO at CAE. “We wanted to honour our pre-pandemic commitment and up our contribution now, which is a testament to our environmental leadership and engagement towards future generations. We are also working with the industry towards the development of electric aircraft and undertaking other measures to reduce our overall emissions.”

CAE has contributed to preventing hundreds of thousands of tons of CO2 from being emitted each year by training pilots in simulators. Carbon offsetting and renewable energy certificates are additional interim measures that CAE takes while new technologies and solutions are being developed to reduce emissions. The company will also continue to undertake other measures to reduce its overall emissions, such as continually investing to make its full-flight simulators more energy efficient, therefore allowing its customers worldwide to reduce their own footprint.

CAE offsets its carbon emissions by investing in renewable energy certificates in the countries where it operates and funding greenhouse gas reduction projects, including wind energy projects in India and forest preservation in Canada. These investments lead to carbon emission reductions equivalent to emissions from the fuel used for live training flights in its academies, energy consumption in its locations worldwide and from the air business travel of all its employees.

“I am pleased to see Canadian companies demonstrating their leadership in the fight against climate change by working towards the green recovery of our aerospace industry,” states Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry of Canada. “I would like to congratulate CAE for taking up this challenge. It is inspiring for both Canadian industry and future generations.”

“I salute this important contribution from CAE to the development of the aerospace industry of tomorrow,” adds Pierre Fitzgibbon, Quebec Minister of Economy and Innovation. “This is a step in the right direction to ensure a green economic recovery in Quebec. This achievement demonstrates the real dynamism of our aerospace industry while confirming that Quebec remains a good place to make major investments in the environment and in innovation projects.”

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