Air India has won the National Environment Health and Safety Award 2015, which was instituted by the World Quality Congress and World Sustainability Forum. The airline won for its contribution in reducing the carbon emissions. The award has been instituted by the World Quality Congress and World Sustainability Forum.
Congratulating the employees for the accolade CMD of Air India Ashwani Lohani said the award is a positive affirmation of the continuous efforts made by the airline to protect the environment. “The implementation of Air India’s Environment Management System (EMS) has resulted in the reduction of carbon emissions this year”, said the Air India Chairman and Managing Director in a press release.
Air India is the first airline in India to establish an environment policy and follow an Environment Management System (EMS) that is responsible for maintaining data and information pertaining to fuel consumption, carbon emissions, energy demand and other measures. New procedures have been established which take into consideration current aircraft performance, uneconomical use of aircraft systems and unnecessary carrying of weigh, , among other things.
Harpreet A. D Singh, Executive Director and Chief of Flight Safety, Air India, received the award on behalf of Air India at a ceremony in Mumbai, held recently.