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Operational Commitment

Investing now for what's next


GE Aviation is committed to a more sustainable future by investing now in bold propulsion technologies to reduce carbon emissions for the future of flight and making our operations carbon neutral. Our aim is to be carbon neutral across our global operations by 2030.

Carbon neutral by 2030

GE Aviation’s focus on reducing carbon emissions starts with us, by reducing CO2 emissions across our global footprint of offices and factories. The aim is to be carbon neural in our operations by 2030.

Toward that goal, GE Aviation is:

  • Upgrading sites to more efficient heating and cooling systems;
  • Updating facility energy contracts for smarter power and energy sources that aren’t derived from fossil fuels;
  • Using lean practices to identify and eliminate waste; and
  • Exploring the use of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) in engine test cells.

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GE Aviation’s Green Team Network

As GE’s newest Employee Resource Group started in 2021, the Green Team Network at GE Aviation welcomes all employees to learn, connect and advocate on environmental issues. Building on GE’s commitment to achieve carbon neutrality in its operations and facilities by 2030, the Green Team Network furthers GE Aviation’s goals to reduce CO2 emissions at facilities with a grassroots-driven approach. Its members are passionate GE employees from around the world who help educate peers, share best practices, and execute local projects in support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Investing in the future of flight

In 2021, GE and customer-funded spending on research and development totaled $1.6 billion. These investments in aviation innovation have spurred us to develop leading-edge technologies, including work at our Electrical Power Integration Centre (EPIC) in Cheltenham, England, and a state-of-the-art Electrical Power Integrated System Center (EPISCenter) in Dayton, Ohio. Our engineers collaborate with top researchers at universities worldwide and have access to the breakthrough innovations of GE Research.


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