Cargolux continues drive to reduce environmental impact

Last year Luxembourg-based airline Cargolux managed to reduce its carbon footprint by 2.2% following the implementation of several initiatives.
The freighter operator said its environmental improvement was ahead of IATA’s recommendation of 1.5% per year until 2020.
In order to reduce its carbon dioxide output and noise pollution the airline reviewed flight procedures, implemented fuel saving schemes and enhanced trucking management services.
"Waste reduction is also a key element in the Cargolux strategy with the extension of recycling schemes, and the development of a paperless working environment," Cargolux said.
"The digitalisation of processes across the company’s network have yielded a clear cutback in the volume of waste as the bold paperless project continues its expansion."
In addition to improving its own processes, the company also selects business partners based on their own efforts to reduce environmental impact.
"Cargolux is the first airline to have signed a deal to use the squAIR-timber product, an ingenious new cardboard beam solution made exclusively from 100% recycled components," it said.
"This commodity is used for all pharmaceutical shipments out of Luxembourg and its light weight also contributes to fuel saving and consequently reduces carbon emissions."
Cargolux has also entered a partnership with Skycell, a Swiss-based provider of temperature-controlled container solutions that help to lower load weight for a positive environmental effect.
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