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Four TIACA Board Members Join New Sustainability Strategic Partnership Program

[ October 2, 2019   //   ]

Four new Strategic Partners, including Brussels Airport, Flexport, Oman Aviation Services, and Turkish Airlines, have signed up to back The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA)’s new Sustainability Program.

They join CHAMP Cargo Systems, sponsors of TIACA’s inaugural Sustainability Award, which is a key part of the project.

The Program, headed by Celine Hourcade, TIACA’s new Project Manager, was launched this summer with the aim of driving sustainability goals within the air cargo industry.

“There is an important need for action rather than just words when it comes to sustainability,” said Ms Hourcade.

“As an industry, we must learn to be proactive rather than just reactive, and TIACA is in a unique position to make things happen, as we bring together all of the stakeholders in the air cargo industry.

“We can act as single voice to lobby and unite the industry with shared commitments and global targets.

“And we will be supporting organizations of all sizes, globally, to define their own sustainability strategies and action plans, track progress, share best practices, celebrate individual successes, and communicate industry achievements.”

TIACA and its Strategic Partners will be working until the end of the year to design the Sustainability Program and agree on action points where the Association and its Members can make a sound contribution.

The first ‘virtual’ working group for the new Program will take place in October, with the first face-to-face meeting to be held in Budapest, Hungary, on Tuesday the 18th of November, the day before TIACA’s Executive Summit (ES).

The goal of the new TIACA Sustainability Award is to promote and reward ideas that are contributing, or will contribute, to making air cargo more sustainable.

Three finalists will present their ideas at the ES, which takes place from 19th to the 21st November 2019.

The deadline for entries is the 30th of September, and full details of the scheme, as well as the entry form are online at tiaca.org.

TIACA has pledged to organize at least one Sustainability Panel at each of its events, starting with panels on the 20th of November at the ES.

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