Airlink is pleased to provide an update on all we do for the environment through the Airlink Environment Program. Airlink recognised the need to address climate change and has been working on an environmental program that ensures that we do our part in the fight against climate change and that we contribute to South Africa’s commitments to reducing CO₂ emissions.
We created an Environmental Policy statement (included below) that details what Airlink is striving for and how we intend to get there. This provided us with a roadmap for our sustainability journey and a guideline for the Airlink Environment Program.
One of the pillars of the program is the IATA Environment Assessment or IEnvA. IEnvA is an extensive and intensive environmental management system designed specifically for airlines. IEnvA covers all Airlink’s premises and operations, is stringent and holistic in the approach that is taken and requires continuous improvement. Airlink has been working on attaining IEnvA accreditation and expects to receive certification early in 2019.
IEnvA ensures that Airlink will focus on the right things that have the greatest impact and ensure that Airlink does the least amount of harm to the environment.
Airlink is striving to reduce carbon emissions and we have completed a 3-year carbon footprint report to understand the impact of our operations and develop a plan to reduce these emissions. We are striving for more efficient operations and implementing smart solutions to reduce our impact on the planet through efficiency measures, partnerships and a smarter way of operating.