This includes mapping extreme weather events, reducing emissions from civil aviation and helping farmers tackle food insecurity. We are fully committed to use our expertise to engineer a more sustainable future.

Our carbon reduction plan sets out how we will cut our own emissions, across all areas of the business. The plan outlines our commitment and approach to achieving Net Zero, with a focus on areas such as switching to renewable energy, reducing waste and introducing electric vehicles.

Focus areas


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Progressing toward decarbonizing aviation. We are improving the efficiency of existing engines and minimizing weight through optimized design of aircraft parts.
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Decarbonizing our operations. We are developing next-generation technologies to optimize air traffic control and ground operations. 
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Minimizing resource usage. We are conserving natural resources in the design, manufacture, use and disposal of our products and the delivery of our services. 
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Collaborating with suppliers. We are supporting the efforts of airframers and other industry partners to improve efficiency and operations. 

We're determined to use our expertise and leading technology to help address global issues including the climate crisis. Our technology helps support the international response through data, analysis, and providing our partners and customers with the latest information at their fingertips so they can act.

Company-wide carbon reduction plan

We're intensifying our work to reach net zero across our business by 2050 and launching a new company-wide Net Zero strategy alongside our carbon reduction plan.

The carbon reduction plan commits the company to cut our footprint across all areas of the business. For example, the plan commits us to switch to at least 50% renewable energy sources across all UK sites, at least 50% electric vehicles in the company fleet and to have at least 80% of our waste from site recycled - all by 2025.

Case study: Mapping Extreme Weather

Raytheon UK’s cutting-edge space technology provides key weather and environment data 24/7 to the Joint Polar Satellite System – as used by the UK’s Met Office among others.

Raytheon UK’s is an industry leader in the development of polar-orbiting satellites, the more mobile and affordable category of satellite situated around 850 km from earth.

We will continue to invest, innovate and lead in developing smart solutions to help countries and organisations improve resilience and manage climate risks.

Sustainability, technology and Innovation


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Raytheon plays an important role in the sphere of sustainable aviation, and decarbonising a sector which is a foundation of global prosperity and growth.

Two of our businesses, Collins Aerospace and Pratt & Whitney, are part of the civil aviation industry’s commitment to reach net-zero by 2050.

To help reach this target, our businesses are focusing on three key areas:

  • Hybrid electric engines
  • Engines that can burn cleaner alternative fuels and hydrogen
  • Flight trajectory and technologies to increase fight efficiency

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