easyJet Receives Full IATA Environmental Management System Accreditation
easyJet has received IATA IEnvA Stage 2 certification accreditation, becoming the first LCC worldwide with a fully IATA IEnvA certified Environmental Management System. This follows IATA IEnvA Stage 1 implementation, assessment, and certification earlier this year.
On Thursday (September 8, 2022), easyJet announced that they have received IATA IEnvA Stage 2 certification, becoming the world’s first LCC with a fully IATA IEnvA certified Environmental management System (EMS). This follows the successful completion of the IATA IEnvA Stage 1 implementation, assessment, and certification earlier this year. IATA’s voluntary Environmental Assessment (IEnvA) program is a globally recognized evaluation system designed to independently assess and help to improve the environmental performance of an airline. The program is closely aligned to ISO 14001, the international standard for the environmental standard system. easyJet is also the first non-IATA member to participate in the process.
In Thursday’s announcment, easyJet’s Director of Sustainability, jane Ashton, said,
“We view sustainability as a holistic issue at easyJet, which ranges from mitigating our direct carbon emissions from flying to managing the broader impact from our operations. I’m really pleased to have achieved this first for a low-cost carrier worldwide, with the full IATA IEnvA accreditation further demonstrating easyJet’s continued commitment to continuously improving our environmental performance.”
Also commenting on easyJet’s landmark achievement, IATA’s SVP – Environment and Sustainability, Sebastian Mikosz, said,
“I am especially pleased that easyJet has partnered with IATA and trusts us to work with them to further improve their environmental management practices. easyJet’s recent full IEnvA Certification bears witness of a solid commitment to achieving environmental sustainability. Environmental sustainability is an existential challenge for the entire airline industry. IATA is proud to work with its member airlines, but also non-member airlines to introduce world-class environmental management practices to the aviation industry.”
easyJet carries nearly 100 million passengers annually on around 1,000 routes to over 150 airports across 35 countries. The airline has a fleet of over 300 aircraft, and over 300 million Europeans live within an hour’s drive of an airport served by easyJet. The popular low-cost carrier (LCC) is dedicated to innovation and leads the industry in digital, web, engineering and operational efficiencies. easyJet was named “Britain’s Most Admired Company” in the transport sector for 2020, based on the longest running annual corporate reputation study in the UK.