MONTREAL, July 14, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Transat has once again achieved the highest level of certification, Level 3 – Performance, from ICI ON RECYCLE!. This is the official Government of Quebec recognition program established by the agency RECYC-QUÉBEC in 2003 to acknowledge outstanding efforts by industries, businesses and institutions that have implemented measures to responsibly manage their waste materials. Air Transat was first awarded Level 3 certification in 2011.
Air Transat secured the renewed certification on the strength of its well-established waste- and hazardous-materials management programs, as well as a recently introduced organics collection program. Some 72% of all categories of waste at Air Transat's head office are now diverted from traditional landfills.
"We have been making continuous efforts for several years now to improve our environmental management program and reduce our footprint," said Jean-François Lemay, President and General Manager, Air Transat. "Those efforts have clearly paid off, as they have enabled us to maintain our superior performance rating. I salute all of our employees for their commitment to and pride in Air Transat's corporate responsibility initiatives, especially when it comes to environmental stewardship," he added.
The air carrier has been recognized in various corporate responsibility rankings in Canada and internationally over the years, thanks to a number of initiatives. These include a stringent fuel-management program that includes a high-performance data analysis system, aircraft weight-reduction efforts, as well as flight-plan and ground-operations optimization; a solar wall built on the west-facing side of the hanger adjoining the head office; replacement of all fluorescent and incandescent lighting with LEDs; and installation of electric-vehicle charging stations.
About Air Transat
Air Transat is Canada's leading holiday travel airline. Every year, it carries some 3 million passengers to nearly 60 destinations in 30 countries aboard its fleet of Boeing narrow-body and Airbus wide-body jets. The company employs more than 2,500 people. Air Transat is a business unit of Transat A.T. Inc., an integrated international tour operator with more than 60 destination countries and that distributes products in over 50 countries. Air Transat was named Best North American Leisure Airline at the Skytrax annual World Airline Awards, held in July 2015.
To learn more about Transat and Air Transat corporate responsibility initiatives, visit resp.transat.com.
SOURCE Transat A.T. Inc.
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