Carbon footprint
and other atmospheric emissions

Aciturri calculates its carbon footprint since 2016 (with scope 3, from 2019), considering this figure as its key metric in terms of its impact on climate change.

Thus, in recent years, the calculation of direct emissions (scope 1), indirect emissions associated with electricity consumption (scope 2) and indirect emissions associated with transportation, airworthy raw materials and non-airworthy raw materials, and waste (scope 3) is performed.

The calculation of the carbon footprint of Scope 1 and 2 is performed using the calculation tool of the Ministry of Ecological Transition, as well as its emission factors. All Aciturri facilities are included in the calculation. Scope 3 carbon footprint calculation is performed based on the ISO 14064-1:2018 standard. For the 2021 calculation, the calculation methodology has been refined for the transport category.

Aciturri calculates its carbon footprint since 2016 (with scope 3, from 2019), considering this figure as its key metric in terms of its impact on climate change.

Carbon

footprint
2018201920202021 432022 44

Scope 1 impact (tCO2eq)

2,736
2,957
1,876
2,073
1,990.15

Scope 2 impac (tCO2eq)

4,902
8,658
6,345
6,405
7,119.17

Total (tCO2eq)

7,638
11,615
8,221
8,478
9,109.33

Ratio (tCO2eq/K€ from net sales)

0.025

0.035

0.045

0.056

0.043


43. The data reported for carbon footprint in the 2021 Sustainability Report was calculated with 2020 emission factors (those corresponding to 2021 were not available at the time of closing of the document) and estimated consumption data. The figure reported in this document is the one calculated with 2021 emission factors and actual consumption data.
44. The data reported are provisional, calculated with 2021 emission factors (2022 emission factors are not available at the time of closing of this document) and estimated consumption data.

During 2022, the "Let's talk about carbon" project was deployed, thanks to this, the Environment area reflected with the rest of the company's departments on their decisions' impact on climate change and the carbon footprint indicator.

Carbon footprint calculations have also been made for some parts and programs, specifically for the customer Safran.

Also, during 2022, the "Let's talk about carbon" project was deployed, thanks to this, the Environment area reflected with the rest of the company's departments on their decisions's impact on climate change and the carbon footprint indicator.

In addition to greenhouse gas emissions, most of the facilities produce emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which are particularly significant at the Alcalá de Guadaira and Tres Cantos facilities. In this regard, we operate in accordance with Royal Decree 117/2003, on the limitation of emissions of volatile organic compounds due to the use of solvents in certain activities.

Carbon footprint

VOC Emissions 45


45. Data based on solvent management plan. Only the solvents used in the plants whose consumption is reported to the competent authority are counted.

These emissions were significantly reduced compared to 2018, thanks to the replacement of certain substances by others with lower volatility. However, the trend of the values shown in the table also reflects the oscillation of production due to the Covid crisis19 (reduction in 2020 and 2021 and increase in 2022, due to the reactivation of the activity).

During 2022, an exemption from compliance with the limits established for diffuse emissions has been requested from the competent administrations due to the application of the best available techniques, which include solvent changes, control programs and training. Resolution is pending for the Assembly and Boecillo facilities.

Periodic acoustic measurements are taken at all workplaces, complying with the established limits.

With regard to the control of atmospheric emissions, in 2022 measurements were taken at the Aerópolis facility in order to obtain authorization as a potentially atmospheric polluting activity. All measurements were in accordance with the legally established limits.

Furthermore, in order to comply with the REACH regulation, substances subject to authorization were measured at the Ircio, Assembly and Ayuelas plants.

In terms of noise emissions, periodic acoustic measurements are carried out in all work centers, complying with the established limits.

In relation to the previous measurements taken at the Boecillo facility, in which the levels were exceeded, the action plan specifically designed for this situation has already been executed in its entirety, pending verification of compliance with the levels by an independent entity, as required by law.

Light pollution at the Aciturri facilities is not considered significant, as it is similar to the lighting in the surrounding areas, which is necessary for walking around. Therefore, no specific actions are taken in this regard.