Creating a sustainable future for aviation

While aviation delivers strong economic and social benefits to the UK and beyond, it also has a clear impact on the environment; we see it as our responsibility to help drive, deliver and maintain a sustainable future for the industry.

Reducing aviation's environmental impact and saving fuel is important to us and our customers. As part of our environmental strategy, we are implementing smarter and more responsive ways to do this.

Recognition for our climate targets

Our promise is to be a net zero emissions company by 2035 and to play our part in helping the aviation industry reach net zero by 2050. We have already reduced our emissions by 37% since 2018 and our environmental strategy commits to further robust targets, improving our emissions performance both in how we run our business and in how we manage UK airspace.


Financial Times-Statista

We have been named for the third year running as one of Europe’s Climate Leaders, in the 2023 listing compiled by the Financial Times & Statista.

This special report names just 500 European companies that have achieved the greatest reduction in their emission intensity between 2016 and 2021.


CDP rates action taken on environmental impacts and is considered the gold standard measure of sustainability and stewardship.

NATS is one of a small number of companies that achieved an ‘A List’ rating in 2023 – out of more than 23,000 scored.

Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi)

Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) awarded NATS with ‘Business Ambition’ status – the highest achievement possible.

This demonstrates NATS emissions targets exceed requirements to help prevent the most damaging effects of climate change and consistent with the goals of the Paris Agreement.


Explore the sections below to find out more about our work to minimise our impact on the environment and to be a responsible business.

Report Library

Since 2008 we have reported against our commitment to driving sustainable aviation in the UK. Links to our previous four annual reports are provided below.  You can view all reports and environment related documents in our online library


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