Qatar Aviation Services (QAS), the subsidiary of Qatar Airways Group, has announced its partnership with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to become the first ground operator in the world to join the new extension of the environmental assessment program of IATA (IEnvA) for ground service providers .
The IEnvA Ground Service Program provides a framework for achieving environmental sustainability in all ground operations.
Leveraging the knowledge and experience gained through the airline’s program, ground handlers can count on its definitive advice to reduce their impact on the environment and improve the health and safety of employees and the workforce. community, while maintaining operational efficiency.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “I am proud to lead the effort to create a sustainable aviation industry. Raising awareness of environmental sustainability throughout the organization is essential to the success of the Qatar Airways Group.
“Through IEnvA, Qatar Aviation Services will be able to demonstrate the value of environmental compliance and ensure the sustainability of its operations.”
IATA Director General, Mr. Willie Walsh, said, “We are delighted to have Qatar Aviation Services as the first ground service provider to join IATA’s recently expanded IEnvA program. Sustainability is a crucial 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 support their sustainability achievements with the most comprehensive global standard environmental certification available in the industry. “
Qatar Aviation Services, managed by Senior Vice President, Mr. Mehmet Murat Nursel, is committed to minimizing the environmental impact of its operations, playing an instrumental role in helping Hamad International Airport achieve its world-class position as an environmental leader among the world’s airports.
Through its participation, it aims to meet and exceed the highest environmental standards while preparing for future expansion strategies.
The IEnvA program is an environmental management system initially offered to airlines, which demonstrates equivalence to the ISO 14001: 2015 standard relating to environmental management systems.
It provides a structured approach to environmental management, as well as reporting and mitigating environmental impacts. As a result, organizations are able to more formally integrate sustainability and environmental compliance strategies into their operations.
Qatar Airways, under the Qatar Airways Group, achieved the highest level of IEnvA accreditation for the first time 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 program. The program covers all aspects of Qatar Airways’ global operations, including air and ground operations and corporate activities.