Addis Ababa September 04/2018 Umweltmanagement Ltd., an independent environmental verifier, for establishing and maintaining environmental management system in compliance with the requirements of ISO 14001:2015 issued the certificate to the National carrier, EAL Group said.
Group CEO, Tewolde Gebremariam, said “We are very honored by the certification. The certification showcases our commitment to promote environmental sustainability and adhere to international standards of environmental management.”
“We have managed to considerably lower carbon footprint with our eco-friendly products and operations both on the ground and in the air,” he added.
Tewolde pointed out that the airlines, in its 15 year strategic plan of Vision 2025, has spent billions on new fuel efficient aircraft.
Moreover, the airline is eco-conscious which put in place waste-reduction programs and run a paperless industry, he stated.
“One of our carbon offsetting programs dubbed ‘Fly Greener Program’ has augmented our effort to reduce Carbon dioxide in a credible and simple way,” he said.
Ethiopian Airlines Group has established an environment management system applicable to Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics Services, Head Office, Maintenance Repair and Overhaul, Catering Services, Aviation Academy, Flight Operations, simulators and Equipment facility maintenance.