Emirates receives environmental sustainability certifications

Emirates receives environmental sustainability certifications

Airline is recognised for its operational initiatives

Emirates has been awarded the IATA Environmental Assessment (IEnvA) Stage One and IEnvA Illegal Wildlife Trade module certifications.

The IEnvA system is a comprehensive environmental management system and Emirates has implemented Stage One of its core scope, comprising flight operations and corporate activities, as well as an illegal wildlife trade module that supports Emirates’ environmental commitment to preserving wildlife and habitats.

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Sheikh Majid Al Mualla, Emirates’ divisional Senior VP International Affairs, said: “We are proud to achieve the IEnvA Stage One certification. In addition to initiatives such as our recent closed loop recycling programme and demonstration flight powered with 100% sustainable aviation fuel, we are committed to robust environmental management systems and to driving real change both within our own operations and across the industry.”

IATA chief economist and SVP Sustainability Marie Owens Thomsen added: “We congratulate Emirates on having achieved the IEnvA Stage 1 certification, a clear indicator of the airline’s progress to full IEnvA Certification. Stakeholders, including governments, financiers and business partners, will know that Emirates is not just meeting global standards and best practices on sustainability, but is committed to continuous improvements to stay at the forefront of sustainability.”


Earlier this year, Emirates committed US$200 million to research and development projects focused on reducing the impact of fossil fuels in commercial aviation. 

Disbursed over three years, this is one of the biggest single commitments by any airline on sustainability.

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