Cathay Pacific Airways has released its Sustainable Development Report outlining the various sustainability measures undertaken by the airline in 2010. For the third consecutive year the report revealed an A+ rating – the highest possible – in the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) guidelines, an externally verified and internationally accepted benchmark for reporting on economic, environmental and social impacts.
The report has in-depth coverage of the Group’s economic, social and environmental performance in 2010, a year which saw a number of achievements and initiatives that moved the company closer towards its goal of achieving sustainable aviation. Cathay Pacific’s Director of Corporate Affairs, Quince Chong said; “Aviation contributes significantly to society and the world economy. While we continue to increase these benefits and provide the best possible services to our customers, we are at the same time committed to continually seek effective and appropriate solutions to mitigate our environmental impact. Our efforts in 2010 are illustrated in the latest Sustainable Development Report”.
In 2010, Cathay Pacific made commitments to major investments in new, more fuel-efficient aircraft which took into account the goal of moving towards lower-carbon operations. The Cathay Pacific Group Sustainable Development Report 2010 – both the full report and a summarised version – are available in PDF format at www.cathaypacific.com and www.dragonair.com.