Emirates’ dnata to invest $100m in green operations

dnata has taken concrete steps to reduce water consumption and recycle waste across its different business units, as well as increase investments in electric and hybrid ramps, ground support, and forklift equipment to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and meet the latest safety and quality standards.

 Emirates group subsidiary and global airport services provider, dnata announced on Thursday it plans to invest $100 million (AED 367 million) in green operations over the upcoming two years, as part of its strategy to cut its carbon footprint by 50% by 2030.

The company stated that investments in infrastructure, equipment, and process developments will allow it to achieve its objectives and reduce its carbon footprint by 20% by 2024 and 50% by 2030.

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On his part, dnata, Group CEO, Steve Allen said the group has been making  “great progress” in reducing its carbon footprint, minimising waste, and reducing energy and water consumption across its operations.

“We will further increase our investments and efforts in strong cooperation with our partners to achieve our targets and preserve the environment for current and future generations,” Allen added.

Emirates A380 aircraft

The company aims to further expand its sustainable practices in constructing its new freight facilities in Iraq and The Netherlands, building upon previous ventures including the installation of solar panels, heat recovery units, and electric vehicle charging stations at its facilities in the UK, Singapore, and Ireland.

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Moreover, dnata has taken concrete steps to reduce water consumption and recycle waste across its different business units, as well as increase investments in electric and hybrid ramps, ground support, and forklift equipment to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and meet the latest safety and quality standards.

Over and above, dnata uses data analysis to detect food consumption trends and optimise flight catering to reduce food waste. Additionally, the company sources fresh produce and food items from local suppliers to reduce food miles and unnecessary fuel burn.

The investments are in line with the global aviation industry’s efforts to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 to address the rapidly escalating climate change problem and reduce the sector’s impact on the environment.

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Wole Shadare