Joby Aviation, a company developing electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft for commercial passenger service, has announced the release of its first annual environmental, social, governance (ESG) report.
As part of the company’s commitment to positive impact, Joby has released its first ESG report, accessible on Joby’s website.
The report, which covers Joby’s progress through 2022, marks a first step for Joby – and the wider eVTOL industry – in understanding the holistic impact of its manufacturing and planned operations. It also allows the company to gain a deeper insight into areas for improvement as it grows.
‘Future of transportation’
The development of the report was led by Claire Boland, Joby’s newly-appointed Sustainability Lead. Boland brings a decade of expertise leading multinational organisations on strategy and execution of greenhouse gas measurement and reduction, sustainable sourcing, and circular product development, including roles at PVH Corporation and PepsiCo, Inc.
“I’m delighted to join a company that is changing the future of transportation for the better while being transparent about how we impact the environment and local communities,” commented Boland.
“Every team member at Joby touches a part of this report. It’s a first step that will help us build a robust plan of action to ensure the company positively impacts the environment, the people who work here and the larger communities we operate in.”
Joby safety strategy
The report includes programme and performance metrics across Safety, Environment, Social, and Governance topics. These include Joby’s approach to safety strategy, the Company and aircraft’s environmental impact, team member demographics, and corporate governance structure.
Included in the report are the results of what is believed to be the eVTOL industry’s first comprehensive life cycle assessment (LCA) to include both manufacturing and operations, which was undertaken in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).
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