LAN Cargo gains environmental certification

LAN Cargo has become the first cargo airline operating at Miami International Airport to obtain ISO 14001:2004 certification for its Environmental Management System.
The system consists of a series of processes and practices that allow the airline to identify, control, manage and reduce the environmental impact of all its ground operations, including the recently-inaugurated maintenance hangar.
LAN Cargo chief executive Cristián Ureta said: "Compliance with these standards will allow us to grow and develop our ground operation more efficiently, improve resource management and allocation, and reduce our operation’s environmental impact and carbon footprint."
The airline said the certification was the result of three years of work.
"Based on a series of tools and actions that strengthen the company’s measures to control and reduce environmental impact, the standards also promote the continuous improvement of operations," it said.
Among environmental certifications available for the air cargo industry, are IATA’s Environmental Assessment (IEnvA) – a voluntary system designed specifically by and for the air industry to improve the environmental management of air operations -, and the ISO 14001:2004 standards, which aim to improve management of ground operations and are applicable to all types of companies.

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