Cathay Pacific to half single-use plastic footprint by 2022

TD Editor

 

The Cathay Pacific Group has released its 2019 Sustainable Development Report, providing a comprehensive overview of the company and its subsidiaries’ approach to and performance in the areas of environmental, social and governance that are of great importance to its stakeholders.

In his message in the report, Cathay Pacific chief executive officer Augustus Tang said: “At the time of preparing this report, a public health emergency has rocked the global economy. It feels more important than ever to foster positivity, to protect our people, to strengthen our communities and to confront the major challenges we face. We are very determined to play our part in this hugely important undertaking; one which requires us to be financially successful but in a socially and environmentally responsible manner. Our commitment to developing sustainably with transparency and accountability is undiminished.”

With a focus on climate change, the efficient use of resources, waste management, and supporting the people and community, the report sets out the group’s efforts in moving towards greener aviation. Some highlights from 2019 include new single-use plastic reduction target; fighting climate change; and caring for the community.

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