The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is the trade association for the world’s airlines, representing some 290 airlines or 82% of total air traffic. They support many areas of aviation activity and help formulate industry policy on critical aviation issues.
Aviation provides the only rapid worldwide transportation network, which makes it essential for global business and tourism. It plays a vital role in facilitating economic growth, particularly in developing countries.
Pressure on the airlines to balance increasing demand with environmental protection is at an all-time high. Therefore, a practical and effective approach to sustain airline operations and meet current and future environmental obligations are critical.
SUMAS students worked on:
1. Developing an Environmental Policy Statement for the airline.
2. Mapping out the EMS Scope, environmental aspects, impacts, and the related activities for the airline.
3. Developing a significance rating procedure suitable for the airline to find the most significant environmental aspects and impacts and their related activities.
4. Developing an Environmental Management Plan (EMP) considering the following elements:
- Monitoring and measurement
- Targets and objectives
- Accountabilities and responsibilities
- Internal and external communications
- Associated legal and other obligations related
- Risks and Opportunities