TIACA’s sustainability assessment programme progresses

By Damian Brett

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TIACA has started the next pilot phase of its recently launched BlueSky sustainability assessment, validation and verification programme.

The pilot of the latest phase – named desktop verification – is an online assessment of company’s sustainability credentials that will be used to provide a performance score on a personalised online dashboard.

Taking part in the pilot phase of the desktop verification module are Astral Aviation, CSC India and Swissport.

“The pilot participants are expected to complete the desktop verification over the next several weeks,” Tiaca said.

“Participants have already had a preparatory call with the validator and are currently completing the questionnaire and compiling submission documents.

“Once the questionnaire and evidence is submitted a formal assessment will begin and participants will have individual briefings to discuss their results and personalised dashboards.”

Tiaca chair Steven Polmans said: “The pilot phase of the desktop verification is the beginning of real change and it will ultimately allow companies to assess and verify the progress of their own Sustainability Journey.”

The BlueSky Programme, launched in March,  is a tool that the air cargo industry can use to track their sustainability progress, benchmark against peers and accelerate the industry’s transformation.

Tiaca director general Glyn Hughes added: “The launch and release of the BlueSky Assessment Guidelines was the first step on this journey. We expect the participants of the Pilot to be given clear insight on where their companies stand in creating a sustainable future.

“We will then commence the next phase of our journey by launching the BlueSky Desktop Verification for the entire industry followed by the Onsite Validation module early next year.”

TIACA launches industry first sustainability programme

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