MONTREAL, June 3, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Transat sets the standard once
again in terms of corporate responsibility as the first airline in
North America to complete the first stage of the International Air
Transportation Association (IATA) Environmental Assessment (IEnvA)
Program, IATA's stamp of excellence when it comes to environmental
practices. The program is based on compliance with strict environmental
standards and the company's commitment to constantly improve its
"Environmentally speaking, Air Transat is leading the way and, with this
new environmental certification, we are once again joining the ranks of
airlines that put their philosophy into practice," said Jean-François
Lemay, General Manager of Air Transat. "The ecological management of
operations has been in Air Transat's DNA for years, and passengers who
fly with us are making a responsible choice. IEnvA certification is
added proof of our formal and continuous commitment to becoming one of
the world's greenest airlines."
The criteria for IEnvA certification are taken from a combination of
recognized environmental management systems (EMS) standards, including
ISO 14001 as well as the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) and the
IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO). The guidelines were
developed by a team of environment consultants in conjunction with
airlines, including Air Transat, so that they address industry needs
and specific concerns. Assessments are conducted by independent
accredited environmental assessment organizations (EAOs) that have
demonstrated competencies in EMS auditing.
Only six other airlines (Finnair, South African Airways, LAN, LAN Cargo,
Malaysia Airlines, and Kenya Airways) in the world have achieved Stage
1 certification, which involves a detailed assessment of flight
operations, corporate and management activities.
About Air Transat
Air Transat is Canada's leading vacation airline. Every year, around 3
million passengers fly with the airline to over 60 destinations in 25
countries. The Air Transat fleet includes Airbus A330 and A310. The
airline employs 2,000 people. Air Transat is a subsidiary of Transat
A.T. Inc., an integrated international tour operator with more than 60
countries, which distributes products in over 50 countries.
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SOURCE: Transat A.T. Inc.
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Source: Transat A.T. Inc.
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