ATS Go Green will provide emissions reports and offsetting opportunities for travel companies
Amadeus is partnering with ATS Travel, a travel management company in the Middle East, to launch ATS Go Green, a sustainable initiative in collaboration with Olive Gaea, a Dubai-based start-up providing net zero solutions across the MENATI region.
Through the ATS Go Green initiative, which will provide tailor-made reports on CO2 emissions for corporations, Amadeus is committed to working towards environmental sustainability, encouraging industry-wide progress to help achieve net zero targets. The company has set a target of zero emissions by 2050.
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Commenting on the announcement, ATS Travel deputy managing director Saleem Sharif said: “The partnership will allow Amadeus, ATS Travel and Olive Gaea to offer clients offsetting opportunities. The collaboration saw all parties pledging to develop a more sustainable future with participants planting mangroves at the local Al Zohra mangrove ecosystem.
“Participants were briefed on the sustainability project and taken on a kayak tour to the mangrove plantation area with reusable water bottles and eco-friendly utilities. We invited our corporate clients and UAE National airlines representatives to join the event and support the cause.”
Amadeus Gulf managing director Ernesto Sanchez Beaumont added: “This partnership supports our approach to transforming business operations, helping customers and driving the industry toward a more sustainable future.
“Enabling our customers to engage in green initiatives, such as this one from ATS Travel and Olive Gaea, and working with the global travel community on sustainability reflects our commitment to being at the forefront of change.”
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Explaining the potential impact of the partnership, Olive Gaea founder and CEO Vivek Tripathi, said: “With local and global organisations racing against time to address climate change and reach net zero carbon targets, we are pleased to play our part and help them take climate action. Not only will they minimise their environmental impact and support new plantation activities, they will also empower their clients with innovative sustainability tools.
“Change starts with awareness; that’s why we trust our reporting and carbon offsetting initiatives will go a long way in fostering a greener travel industry in the UAE. The initiative will help both corporate and individual travellers assess their environmental impact and take positive climate action amid rising concerns over global warming.”
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