SAA closer to achieving IATA green approval

2013-07-04 10:26

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Cape Town - South African Airways (SAA) has become one of the first airlines in Africa and one of six in the world to achieve IATA Environmental Assessment Stage 1 status.

The achievement comes after IATA embarked on the IATA Environmental Assessment (IEnvA), a two-year initiative to develop and establish an environmental standard and environ-mental management system for over 240 IATA member airlines.

African Airlines Association (AFRAA), the aim of the two-year initiative is to create a minimum and recommended standard for airlines in areas such as gen eral recycling, on-board recycling, efficient flight and airport operations, limiting and reducing carbon emissions, general energy efficiency as well as environmentally conscious procurement procedures.

"We are very proud of being one of six global airlines to achieve IEnVA Stage 1 status. As part of SAA's Group Environment Strategy and in SAA's continuous effort to become one of the world's greenest airlines, our customers can fly SAA assured that we are taking great steps to establish ourselves as a market leader when it comes to environ-mentally friendly operations, effi-cient aircraft, green buildings and environmentally conscious employees," said SAA spokesperson, Tlali Tlali.
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