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dnata is the first combined air services provider to receive IATA environmental management certification


DNA has become the first provider of combined air services to receive the International Air Transport Association‘ (IATA) environmental management certification in recognition of its unwavering commitment to sustainability across its diverse business portfolio in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

IATA Environmental Assessment (IEnvA) is a certification program developed to independently assess the commitment of aviation stakeholders, such as airlines, airports, cargo handling facilities, freight forwarders and ramp handlers, to continually improve their environmental and sustainability performance. .

IATAdnata’s comprehensive assessment covered 74 required and three optional modules, rigorously assessing dnata’s sustainability practices and efforts across its extensive operations in the United Arab Emirates. In addition to its corporate headquarters, dnata’s ground handling and cargo businesses, airport hospitality brand Marhaba, and inflight catering joint venture Alpha Flight Services (Alpha) have also been certified through the IEnvA hospitality. DUBZ, dnata’s luggage technology and logistics company, also received certification. This remarkable result attests to dnata’s commitment to maintaining the highest standards of sustainability.

Steve Allen, CEO of dnata Group, saying:

“We are immensely proud to be the first combined air services provider to achieve the full scope of IEnvA certification in the UAE. This achievement speaks volumes about our team’s dedication to sustainability and responsible business practices across our operations. “We will continue our investments in people, infrastructure and equipment to maximize environmental efficiency, while consistently providing best-in-class services to our customers and travelers in the UAE and beyond.”

Marie Owens Thomsen, Senior Vice President of Sustainability and Chief Economist, IATAcommented:

“I would like to extend my sincere congratulations to dnata for achieving full IEnvA certification in the UAE. This is a notable achievement that reflects their unwavering dedication to environmental sustainability and responsible business practices. “I commend the efforts of all involved and wish dnata continued success in its role in our industry’s sustainability journey.”

DNA recently announced that it was on track to reduce its carbon footprint and landfill waste by 20% by 2024 as part of its two-year green operations strategy. The company previously committed $100 million to implement green technologies and initiatives across its businesses to achieve its strategic goals. The company’s recent key initiatives include significant and ongoing investment in infrastructure, greenfield support solutions and process improvement.

DNA is a leading global provider of air and travel services. Founded in 1959, the company provides safe, quality ground handling, cargo, travel, catering and retail services in more than 30 countries on six continents. In fiscal year 2022-23, dnata’s customer-facing teams handled more than 710,000 aircraft turns, moved more than 2.7 million tons of cargo, transported 111.4 million meals, and recorded total transaction value ( TTV) of travel services of 1.9 billion dollars.

News source: Dubai Press Office


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