Air New Zealand recognised for sustainability business leadership
The airline was assessed by judges across a range of criteria including environmental benefits delivered, results achieved, innovation, awareness and education.
Air New Zealand Chief Executive Officer Christopher Luxon says sustainability is integral to how the airline does business.
“It’s been almost a year since we formally launched our Sustainability Framework which sets out how we as a business will supercharge New Zealand’s success. Right across our business we have been working hard to embed the programme and raise awareness of it with our people, customers, suppliers and other stakeholders.
“I am really proud of the work we are doing in this space and of the collective effort our people have made to embrace the programme and it’s fantastic to have these efforts recognised externally.”
The outputs of Air New Zealand’s Sustainability Framework are threefold – it aims to achieve economic growth, positive social impacts and reduced environmental impacts. Work within the framework is focused under six key areas – the airline’s people; the communities it operates within; carbon; biodiversity and science; tourism; and trade and enterprise.
The Green Ribbon Awards have been held annually since 1990 and recognise the exceptional contributions of individuals, organisations and communities to protecting and improving the environment.
To read more about Air New Zealand’s sustainability programme, visit www.airnewzealand.co.nz/sustainability
Issued by Air New Zealand Public Affairs ph +64 21 747 320
About Star Alliance:
Air New Zealand is proud to be a member of Star Alliance. The Star Alliance network was established in 1997 as the first truly global airline alliance to offer worldwide reach, recognition and seamless service to the international traveller. Its acceptance by the market has been recognized by numerous awards, including the Air Transport World Market Leadership Award and Best Airline Alliance by both Business Traveller Magazine and Skytrax. The member airlines are: Adria Airways, Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, Air China, Air India, Air New Zealand, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian, Avianca, Avianca in Brazil, Brussels Airlines, Copa Airlines, Croatia Airlines, EGYPTAIR, Ethiopian Airlines, EVA Air, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, SWISS, TAP Portugal, Turkish Airlines, THAI and United. Overall, the Star Alliance network currently offers more than 18,500 daily flights to 1,330 airports in 192 countries.
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