Emirates Airs New Environment Programme
Emirates Airline has unveiled a series of initiatives to further improve the environmental performance of its operations worldwide.
The programme, branded Emvironment, includes the adoption of a new environmental policy for the Emirates Group; a global staff awareness campaign; and internal goals to reduce energy consumption and waste, as well as increase recycling and training.
Emirates has also launched a new section on its website that features information on the Group’s management of environmental issues (see www.emirates.com/english/ about/environment)
HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, chairman and chief executive Emirates Airline and Group said, “Emirates is committed to acting responsibly and sustainably in the interests of our customers, our business, the environment and the 100 plus destinations we serve worldwide. Our environmental commitment began well before it was considered fashionable, when we sponsored the creation of the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve in 1997.”
He added, ‘Emirates is investing billions of dollars in new aircraft that demonstrate our environmental leadership through the most fuel- and emission-efficient fleet possible. Our A380s are the world's most eco-efficient commercial aircraft. Emvironment’s aim is to make our organisation as sustainable as possible and we intend to keep our stakeholders regularly informed on progress and future initiatives.'
Emvironment will focus on reducing already low levels of per passenger fuel-burn and emissions and driving eco-efficiency throughout the organisation by reducing, recycling and reusing resources.
Commercial aviation, which accounts for two per cent of the world's carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, has made significant progress in reducing its environmental impact. IATA, the industry's governing body, and its member airlines are implementing a four-part strategy, to further improve aviation's eco-efficiency. More details are available on www.enviro.aero.