dnata Marks Solid Progress with Green Initiatives on World Environment Day

dnata Marks Solid Progress with Green Initiatives on World Environment Day

Continues efforts to meet its pledge of reducing carbon footprint and waste to landfill 20% by 2024

dnata, a leading global air and travel services provider, continues its efforts to meet its pledge of reducing its carbon footprint and waste to landfill by 20% by 2024 as part of its two-year green operations strategy.

The company’s recent key initiatives include continued significant investment in infrastructure, green ground support solutions and process improvement.

In June 2022, dnata announced that it would invest $100 million in green operations in two years to further enhance its global environmental efficiency globally.

Steve Allen, CEO of dnata Group, said: "We are proud to have made significant progress on improving our environmental performance since the announcement of our strategic objectives.

"I thank each member of our team for their hard work and contribution to our green initiatives that help us make a difference across our global operations.

Insight: Sustainability Goals Mean a New Era of Winners & Losers

"We will continue our investments and efforts alongside our partners to further reduce our environmental footprint."

Investing in renewable energy

As part of its efforts to further improve global resource efficiency, dnata has continued to make significant investments in renewable energy. This includes the installation of rooftop solar power systems across its existing facilities.

dnata has installed solar panels at its operating facilities in Singapore, and at its SnapFresh facility in Australia. These generate over 4,300 MWh of renewable electricity annually, saving approximately 1.85 million kilogrammes of carbon dioxide emissions.

Phase 1 of a solar PV panel installation in Pakistan also commenced, which is expected to generate 244,000 kWh per annum. Furthermore, all electricity purchased in the UK and Ireland is from renewables from local grids.

Conserving water

In addition to solar power, dnata is investing in systems to collect and re-use condensate from air conditioning units and rainwater at both of its existing and new facilities. These initiatives optimise water usage and associated costs.

dnata’s new 20,000m2 cargo facility in Iraq, which will begin operations in 2024, will include environmentally sustainable features including a rooftop rainwater harvesting system.

dnata Announces $100 Million Investment Over 2 Yrs in Green Operations

This will capture, treat and store rainwater in underground tanks, feeding irrigation systems within the facility as well as for potable uses, achieving a 50% saving on water costs by 2025.

The system has also been configured in the Philippines using the same technology, but to collect and recycle rainwater for drinking and washing purposes. This technology will also shortly be implemented at dnata’s Singapore facilities.

With the UAE’s dry climate, dnata has installed a Reverse Osmosis Plant to re-use condensate water from the cooling systems in its cargo warehouses in Dubai. This has resulted in 5,000 litres of water per day being reused for washing and cleaning.

Related Stories

No stories found.
Transport and Logistics ME