Aiming for carbon neutrality
At INDIGO, to fight the urgent issue of climate change, as part of our CSR strategy, in 2021 we pledged to reduce our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and launched our climate plan. “GO for climate” consists of a series of concrete measures designed to help us achieve net zero in Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions by 2025 and influence our stakeholders so we control Scope 3 emissions by 2050.
A comprehensive approach based on international standards
For several years now, we have been endeavouring to help the environment. We design more eco-friendly car parks, invest in energy-efficient car park lighting, and purchase green electricity – for example in our Spanish, Belgian and Swiss subsidiary. Since 2018, we have measured all our GHG emissions according to international standards and ADEME (French environmental and energy management agency) guidelines. In 2020, we overhauled our governance and created a more ambitious CSR action plan based on our experience and on European and international goals. We conducted an in-depth study of the measures we could take and defined a realistic, ambitious climate plan, which we have called “GO for Climate”. We launched it at the beginning of 2021 and aim to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2025.
A sustainable procurement charter
Over the years, INDIGO has forged fair, lasting, rewarding, responsible relationships with its suppliers and service providers. The products and services we purchase meet ethical principles that we hold dear – business ethics, respect for the environment, compliance with international conventions on labour law and human rights. In 2021, we reformed our supplier performance charter and expanded our commitments beyond the scope of our own operations. We want our suppliers to integrate our sustainability approach into their CSR policies, so that together we can offer our clients the most efficient and responsible solutions.
Carbon offsets – supporting positive impact projects
To compensate our unavoidable emissions, we intend to support carbon offset projects in the countries where we operate. We want these projects to be connected to our activities and urban territories. For example, we are looking at supporting reforestation and re-wooding near cities, hedgerow restoration in regions like Hauts de France and Normandy, and a rural biogas project in China.