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Environmental Performance

As a responsible business, effectively managing and continuously improving our environmental performance is important to us. It is our commitment to identify the relevant areas for action and reporting by engaging and responding to our stakeholders.

We are developing performance targets for ground activities, including our CO2 emissions, energy efficiency and resource consumption, to help us better manage our carbon and resource use. These targets will be adopted and reported in 2011.

Key issues raised by stakeholders on our Environmental Performance
Overall performance. Inflight waste. Resource efficiency. Air quality and noise impacts. Responsible sourcing.
Environmental indicators table
Aircraft Operations Units 2010 *† 2009 *† 2008 * 2007 * 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998
ATK million 24,461 22,249 24,410 23,077 19,684 17,751 15,794 13,355 12,820 11,827 11,630 10,867 10,857
RTK million 19,373 16,775 17,499 16,680 14,452 12,813 11,459 9,371 9,522 8,201 8,650 7,768 7,213
RPK million 96,588 89,440 90,975 81,801 72,939 65,110 57,283 42,774 49,041 44,792 47,153 41,502 40,679
All Flights
Fuel Consumption thousand tonnes 4,818 4,397 4,569 4,371 3,596 3,325 3,077 2,590 2,583 2,431 2,429 2,263 2,343
Fuel Efficiency grammes/ATK 197^ 198 187 189 183 187 195 194 201 206 209 208 216
improvement since 1998% 8.7% 8.4% 13.3% 12.2% 15.3% 13.2% 9.7% 10.1% 6.6% 4.8% 3.2% 3.5% 0.0%
grammes/RTK 249^ 262 261 262 249 260 269 276 271 296 281 291 325
improvement since 1998% 23.4% 19.3% 19.6% 19.3% 23.4% 20.1% 17.3% 14.9% 16.5% 8.7% 13.6% 10.3% 0.0%
Global CO2 emissions thousand tonnes in CO2e (1) 15,175^ 13,852 14,393 13,769 11,327 10,474 9,693 8,159 8,136 7,658 7,651 7,128 7,380
grammes/ATK 620 623 590 597 575 590 614 611 635 647 658 656 680
improvement since 1998% 8.7% 8.4% 13.3% 12.2% 15.3% 13.2% 9.7% 10.1% 6.6% 4.8% 3.2% 3.5% 0.0%
grammes/RTK 783 826 823 825 784 817 846 871 854 934 885 918 1,023
improvement since 1998% 23.4% 19.3% 19.6% 19.3% 23.4% 20.1% 17.3% 14.9% 16.5% 8.7% 13.6% 10.3% 0.0%
Global NOx emissions tonnes 72,632 65,358 70,546 55,951 52,542 48,566 45,271 38,537 39,213 36,402 38,061 37,800 40,294
grammes/ATK 3 3 3 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4
improvement since 1998% 20.0% 20.8% 22.1% 34.7% 28.1% 26.3% 22.8% 22.2% 17.6% 17.1% 11.8% 6.3% 0.0%
grammes/RTK 4 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 5 6
improvement since 1998% 32.9% 30.3% 27.8% 40% 34.9% 32.1% 29.3% 26.4% 26.3% 20.5% 21.2% 12.9% 0.0%
Global CO emissions tonnes 12,204 11,422 13,436 13,077 10,959 10,190 10,056 8,873 8,268 8,062 8,751 9,827 13,982
Global HC emissions tonnes 1,297 1,344 2,107 2,271 2,233 2,171 2,228 2,112 1,885 2,090 2,560 3,401 5,736
Passenger Flights Only
Fuel Consumption thousand tonnes 3,650 3,476 3,627 3,217 2,825 2,646 2,404 1,953 2,074 2,050 2,068 1,953 2,007
share of total fuel consumption% 75.8% 79.0% 79.4% 73.6% 78.6% 79.6% 78.1% 75.4% 80.3% 84.3% 85.1% 86.3% 85.7%
Fuel Efficiency grammes/RPK 38 39 40 39 39 41 42 46 42 46 44 47 49
Improvement since 1998% 23.4% 21.2% 19.2% 20.3% 21.5% 17.6% 14.9% 7.5% 14.3% 7.2% 11.1% 4.6% 0.0%

(*) incorporates KA
(†) Fuel consumption includes testing, training, and wet-lease flights
(1) GWP of CO2 is 1; assumes that all other GHG gases are negligible as these impacts still uncertain.
(2) For 1999 - 2000 statisties, please refer to our online report.
1 tonne of fuel = 3.15 tonne of CO2

Indicators Units 2010 2009
Hong Kong and 100% owned Hong Kong-based subsidiaries
Power/Fuel
Electricity Consumption mWh 93,232 92,861(5)
Ground based activities fuel consumption litre Mobile Combustion - Diesel litre 4,541,652 3,692,233(5)
Mobile Combustion - Unleaded Petrol 262,698 249,589(5)
Stationary Combustion - Diesel 7,993,278 7,587,873(5)
Purchased Towngas unit 128,769 119,870
Fuel dumped due to operational reqs tonnes 897 507
% of fuel dumped % 0.02 0.01
Water
Seawater consumption m3 7,546,540 8,057,000
Potable water consumption m3 724,933 823,928
Maintenance water consumption m3 107,283 152,675
Paper & Cardboard
Paper consumed in offices tonnes 1,975 1,579
Paper & cardboard recycled (1) tonnes 1,679 2,025
Printer Cartridges
Printer cartridges purchased no. 3,800 4,874
Printer cartridges refilled no. 976 621
Printer cartridges recycled pcs 2,393 2,786
Refrigerants containing HFCs (2) kg n/r n/r
Recycled/Reused Materials
Aluminium cans recycled kg 37,671 31,570
Plastic recycled kg 40,463 33,347
Metal waste recycled kg 3,802 613
Waste lubrication oil recycled litre 3,690 11,024
Hangers used* no. 2,536,173 2,323,476
% of hangers reused* % 64.6 62.0
Disposed Materials
Office waste disposed of tonnes 2,284 2,079
Food waste disposed of tonnes 366 193
Outports
Power/Fuel (3)
Electricity Consumption mWh 1,211 n/r
Ground based activities fuel consumption Mobile Combustion - Diesel litre 10,550 n/r
Mobile Combustion - Unleaded Petrol litre 32,899 n/r
Stationary Combustion - Diesel therms 189 n/r
Paper & Cardboard (4)
Paper consumed in offices tonnes 15 n/r
Printer Cartridges (4)
Printer cartridges purchased no. 381 n/r
Potable water consumption m3 18 n/r

This year, due to change in the scope of reporting, the 2010 data is not directly comparable to those of previous years.
*Covers Vogue Laundry only

(1) CPCS receives significant amount of cardbox from its procurement that are recycled.
(2) We are unable to provide an auditable number this year. We will report on this in the medium term.
(3) Covers our offices in Auckland, Manila, San Francisco, and Taipei.
(4) Covers our offices in Frankfurt, Karachi, Kuala Lumpur, Paris, and Sydney.
(5) Due to a calculation error, we have restated these figures.