Environment

Protecting the environment is a core aspect of our business.

Environmental protection is a strategic pillar of our organization and service portfolio. By extending the engine life cycle and delivering best-in-class on-wing performance, SR Technics contributes to the optimized use of resources for its customers and limits the environmental impact of airline operations.

In everyday business, SR Technics is committed to an environmental-friendly operation and efficient use of resources. For applying these industry-leading standards, SR Technics Switzerland is certified according to ISO 14001 (Environmental Management) since 2011.

The following list details a few of the company’s environmental commitments:

  • Carbon emissions: Reducing CO2 emissions in operations by 2.5% per year (Scope 1 and 2 of the Greenhouse Gas Protocol).
  • Circular Economy/Waste: Continuously developing new repair capabilities to avoid scrap and promoting the re-use of engine parts. Generated waste is directed either to recycling or to combusting through waste-to-energy, scrap material is shipped to a dedicated recycling company for reuse in the aviation industry.
  • Hazardous substances: Reducing and phasing out substances targeted by REACH and similar regulations. In addition, the company applies strict workplace rules and processes to ensure any hazard is suitably controlled or replaced by more environmental-friendly alternatives whenever possible.
  • Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF): Supporting research on SAF, the development of an efficient ecosystem to scale the use of SAF in Switzerland and the implementation of related regulations.

In general, SR Technics strives for environment-focused collaboration and innovation with research institutions, aviation authorities and other stakeholders. For example, our engine test cell and dedicated engineers facilitated the drafting of new global emission standards (ICAO) for various engine types. Please read more here, and about research on SAF here

For its contributions in this area, SR Technics was awarded the Certificate of Excellence from the Federal Office for Civil Aviation (FOCA) of Switzerland.

SR Technics’ environmental action is also directed towards its employees. For example, the company subsidizes public transport for its employees in Switzerland.

In 2021, the company created an interdisciplinary Environmental Working Group to draft new environmental measures and ensure their effective implementation.

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