|CAL e-News |
On March 29, China Airlines yet again won Business Next magazine’s Green Brand Survey, placing first in the transportation category, while also winning the Super Green Judges’ Award for the second year in a row. Meanwhile, China Airlines affiliate Novotel Taipei Taoyuan International Airport was named the top green brand in the tourism, hotel, and recreation category. China Airlines Group has built a reputation for environmental protection, energy conservation, and carbon reduction, and the awards further enhance its image as an environmentally friendly corporate citizen.
In support of Earth Day, on March 23 China Airlines turned off all non-essential electricity for one hour at CAL Park, its maintenance facility, the China Airlines building in Taipei, and its Training Center at Songshan Airport. China Airlines has also released a microfilm called “Travelling Light” (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6fX0UFW00I&feature=youtu.be), which weaves eco-friendly travel tips into a story about a chance encounter between a China Airlines flight attendant and passenger. China Airlines has also revamped its “Corporate Social Responsibility - Environmental Action” website with a wealth of new information that showcases China Airlines’ environmental protection initiatives.
Environmental protection and sustainability is one of China Airlines’ core values. China Airlines offers Eco Services including in-flight meals made with local ingredients and reusable chopsticks and slippers. Through these thoughtful services, China Airlines invites passengers from around the world to take part in energy-efficient practices. When Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou travelled to the Vatican in March to attend Pope Francis’ inauguration, he was carried by a China Airlines aircraft that participated in the Pacific Greenhouse Gases Measurement Project. The aircraft was decorated with a special livery which served to promote China Airlines’ environmentally friendly image.
China Airlines is dedicated to environmental protection. In addition to pioneering many eco-friendly practices in the domestic aviation and transportation industry, China Airlines has also received accolades from the government. Since 2009, China Airlines has been conducting annual greenhouse gas validation and verification and obtained Reasonable Level Assurance. In 2011 and 2012, China Airlines won merit and distinction awards from Taiwan’s Environmental Protection Administration for its participation in the “Energy Conservation and Carbon Reduction Action Mark” event. China Airlines was also the first domestic airline to receive ISO 14001 Environmental Management System certification for its maintenance facility in 2012. In the future, China Airlines will continue to roll out eco-friendly initiatives and fulfill its commitment to environmental protection.