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Qatar Airways successfully renews certification of its industry-leading environmental

Posted 17 December 2019 · Add Comment

Qatar Airways has received recognition of its continued commitment to environmental management at International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) Board of Governors meeting last week.


During the meeting held in in Geneva on 05 December 2019, Qatar Airways Group chief executive, Akbar Al Baker, was presented with a certificate by Alexandre de Juniac, director general and CEO of IATA, confirming the renewal of the airlines’ status under Stage 2 of IATA’s Environmental Assessment programme (IEnvA).

Notable to this achievement is that Qatar Airways has also extended the scope of its certification to be the most comprehensive in the industry, covering flight operations and corporate activities, as well as catering and cabin services, cargo operations and ground handling activities, and maintenance, repair and overhaul activities. Qatar Airways’ certification, also acknowledges its success in meeting the industry standard for the prevention of illegal wildlife trafficking in aviation. 

Al Baker said: “I am pleased to receive this certificate acknowledging the robustness of our systematic approach to environmental management. We remain committed to our drive for sustainability throughout our operations by promoting environmental leadership and awareness, and aligning to international standards like IEnvA.”

de Juniac said “Congratulations to Qatar Airways for achieving the highest level of IEnvA certification. Sustainability in all aspects is essential for our industry and Qatar Airways has demonstrated significant leadership in the area of environmental management. The IATA Environmental Assessment Programme combines the latest operational expertise and standards to help airlines address environmental performance, and I hope more airlines will follow Qatar’s lead in pursuing certification.”

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