Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer has brought forward its 100% renewable energy target in Brazil by one year, to 2024.

With this move, Embraer will ensure that 100% of the electricity it uses in the country is sourced from wind and solar sources by 2024.

Procuring a Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) for 2024 will enable the company to zero its ‘Scope 2’ carbon emissions in Brazil.

Additionally, the purchase will support the growth of the renewable energy market in the country.

Embraer People, environmental, social and governance (ESG), and communications vice-president Carlos Alberto Griner said: “This is a milestone for the company and reinforces Embraer’s commitment to ESG practices in its transition to a low-carbon business model.

“ESG is one of the pillars of our strategic plan and we have a broad programme with several fronts, and we are looking at every opportunity to accelerate the reduction of our carbon emissions.”

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In August 2021, Embraer unveiled its ESG targets as part of the company’s efforts to ensure a sustainable future.

The company set a 2040 target for carbon-neutral operations and a 2025 target for 100% green electricity.

It also unveiled plans to increase the usage of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and revealed its aim to develop low-carbon technologies and products.

In March, Embraer reportedly decided to halt parts supply and maintenance services to Russian companies amid sanctions on Russia for its military attack on Ukraine.