Our future is now – why sustainability matters

Our future is now – why sustainability matters

Steven Polmans
TIACA Chairman
Head of Cargo,
The Brussels Airport Company

Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

The concept and growing prominence of sustainability is everywhere in our current society.

For many in the field, sustainability is defined through the following interconnected domains or pillars: environment, economic, and social, for stakeholders, employees, and customers.

Sustainable developments in the aviation industry – especially in air cargo logistics – are having an increasingly important role.

The development of long-term strategies and investments to achieve a sustainable industry is a key to guaranteeing the future of air cargo.

As a global organization representing the air cargo industry and its stakeholders, TIACA wants to recognize and promote partners and industry players developing or introducing sustainability initiatives, including addressing challenges in environmental, social and economic fields.

The Sustainability Award we have launched will acknowledge achievement in different sectors, including noise reduction, the development of sustainable warehouses and handling buildings, the introduction of new technologies, improved and more efficient processes and attracting, training, and retaining new participants to the air cargo industry.

With this award we hope to give visibility to many great ideas and initiatives that make our industry stronger and better in the long term, economically, socially, as well as environmentally.

It is one of the highlights of our Sustainability Program.

Any company or individual within the air freight trade is allowed to participate, but entries must address issues regarding sustainability.

Three finalists will be invited to TIACA’s Executive Summit in Budapest, Hungary in November where they will present their ideas to a panel of judges and delegates, with the winner being awarded USD15,000.

We are excited to hear your ideas, take a look here to see how to enter.


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