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Fri, 5 August 2022

Qatar Aviation Services Becomes First Ground Handler to Join Extended IEnvA Programme

(05 August 2022, 12:24 +07)  Qatar Aviation Services (QAS), a subsidiary of Qatar Airways Group, has become the first ground handler globally to join the new expansion of IATA's Environmental Assessment (IEnvA) programme for ground service providers.

IEnvA provides a framework for achieving environmental sustainability across all ground operations. Taking advantage of the knowledge and experience garnered from the airline programme, ground service providers can rely on its definitive guidance to reduce their impact on the environment and improve health and safety for both employees and the community, while maintaining operational efficiency.

Qatar Aviation Services has become the first ground handler to join extended IEnvA programme. Click to enlarge.
Qatar Aviation Services is the first ground handler to join extended IEnvA programme

IATAs Director General, Mr. Willie Walsh, said: Were delighted to count Qatar Aviation Services as the first ground handler to join the newly extended IEnvA programme. Sustainability is a critical challenge for our industry. By taking proactive steps to measure their impacts and address them throughout their operations with IEnvA, QAS and Qatar Airways Group will back their sustainability achievements with the most comprehensive global standard environmental certification available in the industry.

The IEnvA programme, initially offered to airlines, demonstrates equivalency to the ISO 14001: 2015 environmental management systems standard. It provides a structured approach to managing the environment, as well as reporting and mitigating environmental impacts. As a result, organisations are able to more formally incorporate sustainability and environmental compliance strategies into their operations.

Qatar Airways first achieved the highest level of IEnvA accreditation in 2017, becoming the first airline in the Middle East to do so. The airline has since played a key role in contributing to the successful development of the IEnvA programme. The programme covers all aspects of Qatar Airways global operations, including flight and ground operations as well as corporate activities.

Akbar Al Baker, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, said, I am proud to lead the efforts to create a sustainable aviation industry. Environmental sustainability awareness across the entire organisation is critical to the success of Qatar Airways Group. Through IEnvA, Qatar Aviation Services will be able to demonstrate the value of environmental compliance and ensure sustainability in its operations.

 

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