Environment assessment scheme gathers momentum
The International Air Transport Association (Iata) announced that five airlines have successfully completed stages of the trade body's environmental assessment (IEnvA) programme. IEnvA is an innovative, voluntary, two-stage evaluation process designed to drive airline environmental performance improvements through independent assessment.
Finnair and South African Airways recently completed the IEnvA stage 2 assessment, the highest level of IEnvA achievement. This ensures that an airline has implemented all of the IEnvA programme standards, identified and mitigated its significant environmental impacts, and set performance targets.
Icelandair, Qatar Airways and SriLankan Airlines completed IEnvA stage 1 which ensures an airline has established a foundation and framework for its environmental management system. These five airlines join a growing number of carriers that have already successfully completed IEnvA stage 1 assessments, namely Air Transat, Kenya Airways, Latam, Latam Cargo and Malaysia Airlines.