of SAF secured

towards our 10% by 2030 target




investment in SAF

of which 86% is future commitments

as at December 31, 2023



of IAG airline senior executives and managers

have climate-related remuneration



annual improvement in carbon efficiency in 2023

on track for our 2025 target

Task Force on Climate-related Disclosures (TCFD)

IAG was an early adopter of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) guidance and first carried out TCFD-aligned scenario analysis in 2018. Descriptions of TCFD recommendations are on the TCFD website.

IAG applies the TCFD Guidance for all sectors to the disclosures in its Annual report and accounts.

IAG discloses the organisation's governance around climate-related risks and opportunities.

Current activities

Board oversight via SECR Committee and Audit and Compliance Committee; multiple layers of robust governance; 2021 materiality assessment still relevant and so not updated.

Planned future activities

Review assurance, repeating materiality assessment in 2024.

IAG discloses the actual and potential impacts of climate-related risks and opportunities on the organisation's businesses, strategy and financial planning where such information is material.

Current activities

Delivering against Flightpath Net Zero strategy and nine leadership KPIs; sustainability-linked loans for British Airways and Iberia; TCFD-aligned scenario analysis; one- and three-year financial and business plans integrate sustainability aspects; new sustainability contract clause for suppliers.

Planned future activities

Ramp up of SAF procurement, ongoing scenario analysis, reviewing guidance and evidence on pathways to support 1.5°C transition 

IAG discloses how the organisation identifies, assesses and manages climate-related risks.

Current activities

Sustainable aviation risks are treated as a principal risk and regularly reviewed within Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) processes; risk disclosures received an 'A' rating from CDP.

Planned future activities

More detailed work on risk impacts to 2030 and 2040, actions to maximise climate resilience, and risk mitigation KPIs.

IAG discloses the metrics and targets used to assess and manage relevant climate-related risks and opportunities where such information is material.

Current activities

Clear metrics and targets for 2025, 2030 and 2050 climate-related remuneration for senior executives and managers.

Planned future activities

Delivery against existing targets, review 2030 targets in line with latest evidence on 1.5°C-aligned transitions.

Case studies

Supported by investment by British Airways in 2021, on 24 January 2024, LanzaJet opened the first production plant dedicated to low-carbon ethanol SAF in Georgia, USA.

From June 2022, Vueling offered customers the option to fund SAF use on the day of their flight, via a partnership with Avikor. Over 50,000 passengers contributed, and Vueling matched their contributions, supplying over 50 tonnes of SAF at Barcelona and Madrid airports.

Across 2022, in partnership with the refining company Phillips 66, British Airways received the first UK-produced SAF on a commercial scale, which is manufactured using sustainable waste oils.

Reducing food waste remains an area of focus for IAG. For example, Iberia offers a Buy Before-You-Fly service on short-haul flights and British Airways offers a pre-ordering service for products from the on-board SpeedBird Cafe, to give passengers the choice of buying fresh and ambient products before departure. These services remove food waste from unpurchased short-haul economy cabin meals while maintaining customer choice.

The Group is also expanding its efforts to increase recycling. For example, in 2022 Aer Lingus trialled the first-ever flights into Ireland to recycle on-board, Iberia segregated glass on-board for the first time, and Vueling rolled out trolleys which enabled waste segregation.

In February 2024, IAG signed its largest-ever SAF purchase agreement with Twelve, a SAF project based in Washington, which produces advanced power-to-liquid SAF made from CO2, water and renewable energy.

Our approach to sustainability aligns to key UN Sustainable Development Goals



People and prosperity


Principles of governance