16,622 thousand tonnes CO2 emitted from flights
SCOPE 1 16,654,795 (99.45%) Aviation Fuel, Fuel
Combustion and Towngas
SCOPE 2 91,307 (0.55%) Electricity and Towngas

15.3% CO2 efficiency improvement in relation to available tonne kilometre (ATK) since 1998
22.8% CO2 efficiency improvement in relation to revenue tonne kilometre (RTK) since 1998
Aircraft are 75% more fuel efficient now than those in the 1960s
13,300 tCO2 offset in 2014 by staff and passengers
LEED Silver certified Lounge at Charles De Gaulle Airport, Paris

Environmental Indicators — Aircraft Operations

* incorporates KA

† fuel consumption includes testing, and wet-lease flights

1 tonne of fuel = 3.15 tonne of CO2

  • (1) GWP of CO2 is 1; assumes that all other GHG gases are negligible as these impacts still uncertain.
  • (2) Fuel consumption for our passenger flights includes the carriage of baggage and belly space cargo.

Other Environmental Indicators

Units 2014 2013
Hong Kong and 100% owned Hong Kong-based subsidiaries
Power/Fuel
Electricity Consumption
mWh
137,181
95,243
Ground based activities fuel consumption
litre
 
 
Mobile Combustion – Diesel
 
4,730,562
4,381,428
Mobile Combustion – Unleaded Petrol
 
360,821
311,990
Stationary Combustion – Diesel
 
1,437,297
1,496,857
Purchased Towngas
unit
5,886,167
5,662,274
Fuel dumped due to operational reqs
tonnes
796
274
% of fuel dumped
%
0.15
0.01
Water
Seawater consumption
m3
8,077,900
8,333,560
Potable water consumption
m3
849,558
781,643
Maintenance water consumption
m3
91,202
101,889
Paper & Cardboard
Paper consumed in offices
tonnes
2,526
2,020
Paper & cardboard recycled
tonnes
1,979
1,995
Printer Cartridges
Printer cartridges purchased
no.
4,080
4,470
Printer cartridges refilled
no.
842
668
Printer cartridges recycled
no.
2,124
2,332
Recycled/Reused Materials
Metal recycled
kg
35,241
56,467
Plastic recycled
kg
494,201
126,880
Glass recycled
kg
526,510
513,159
Food processing oil
litre
27,011
 
Hangers used
no.
2,120,232
2,255,544
% of hangers reused
%
53.5
56.0
Disposed Materials
Non-hazardous waste
tonnes
12,721
12,871
Outports
Power/Fuel (1)
Electricity Consumption
mWh
1,294
1,275
Ground based activities fuel consumption
 
 
 
Mobile Combustion – Diesel
litre
11,399
10,346
Mobile Combustion – Unleaded Petrol
litre
54,629
48,445
Stationary Combustion – Natural Gas
therms
276
0
Paper & Cardboard (2)
Paper consumed in offices
tonnes
6
5
Printer Cartridges (2)
Printer cartridges purchased
no.
254
258
Potable water consumption
m3
20
27

* Due to the inclusion of Cathay Pacific Services Limited, data between 2014 and 2013 may not be directly comparable.

  • (1) Covers our offices in Auckland, Manila, San Francisco, and Taipei.
  • (2) Covers our offices in Frankfurt, Karachi, Kuala Lumpur, Paris, and Sydney.