Guidance: Airbus’ sustainability strategy is about focusing on environmentally-friendly operations, working to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by running its transatlantic supply ships on wind power instead of heavy fuel oils. Airbus is expected to reduce its average annual carbon dioxide emissions from 68,000 to 33,000 tons by 2030.
2. Discuss the relationship between Airbus’ sustainability strategy and supply chain management.
Guidance: Airbus needs to transport aircraft sub-assemblies between its production facilities in Europe and the U.S.. By using wind-assisted propulsion to reduce its transatlantic supply ships’ carbon dioxide emissions, Airbus is pursuing sustainability practices in supply chain management.