dnata First Air Services Provider to Get IATA's IEnvA

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dnata has achieved a remarkable milestone by becoming the inaugural integrated air services provider to be granted the prestigious Environmental Management Certification from the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

This recognition underscores dnata's steadfast dedication to sustainability, spanning its diverse range of operations within the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The IATA Environmental Assessment (IEnvA) programme is designed to independently evaluate the commitment of aviation stakeholders, including airlines, airports, cargo handling facilities, freight forwarders, and ramp handlers, to continually enhance their environmental and sustainability initiatives.

IATA's rigorous assessment encompassed 74 mandatory modules, along with all three optional ones, thoroughly scrutinising dnata's sustainability practices across its extensive UAE operations.

Notably, this certification also extends to dnata's airport hospitality brand, marhaba, and their inflight catering venture, Alpha Flight Services (Alpha), through IEnvA's hospitality module. Additionally, DUBZ, dnata's baggage technology and logistics firm, has earned this prestigious certification, showcasing dnata's unwavering commitment to maintaining the highest sustainability standards.

Steve Allen, CEO of dnata Group, expressed immense pride in being the pioneering combined air services provider in the UAE to achieve comprehensive IEnvA certification. He lauded his team's dedication to sustainability and responsible business practices across all facets of their operations.

Allen affirmed their commitment to invest in people, infrastructure, and equipment to optimise environmental efficiency, all while delivering world-class services to customers and travellers in the UAE and beyond.

Marie Owens Thomsen, IATA’s Senior Vice President for Sustainability and Chief Economist, extended her heartfelt congratulations to dnata for achieving full IEnvA Certification in the UAE. She acknowledged their unwavering dedication to environmental sustainability and responsible business practices, applauding the collective efforts of everyone involved and wishing dnata continued success in advancing the industry's sustainability journey.

dnata recently unveiled its ambitious plan to reduce its carbon footprint and waste-to-landfill by 20% by 2024, a key component of its two-year green operations strategy. The company has allocated a substantial US$100 million towards implementing green technology and initiatives across its various business segments to meet its strategic objectives. Notable initiatives include continued substantial investments in infrastructure, greenground support solutions, and process enhancements.

dnata stands as a leading global air and travel services provider with a heritage dating back to 1959. The company delivers top-tier ground handling, cargo, travel, catering, and retail services across more than 30 countries on six continents. In the fiscal year 2022–23, dnata's customer-focused teams managed over 7,10,000 aircraft turns, handled more than 2.7 million tonnes of cargo, supplied 111.4 million meals, and recorded a total transaction value (TTV) of travel services reaching US$1.9 billion.

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