TIACA has launched a Sustainability Program for the air cargo industry. Together with partners sharing the same vision when it comes to the long term sustainability of our industry, a working group is being established. The new working group aims to define and deliver a Sustainability Program for the air cargo industry. This working group has representatives of all Strategic Program Partners as well as specialists invited by TIACA.

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 importance 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 (stakeholders, employees and customers).

Sustainable developments in the aviation industry in general and particularly 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. Issues of sustainability  include among others:

  • The reduction of the carbon footprint of aviation operations including logistics.
  • Noise reduction.
  • Development of sustainable warehouses and handling buildings.
  • Introduction of new technologies.
  • Improved and more efficient processes.
  • Attracting, training and retaining new participants to the air cargo industry.

For this purpose, with support from CHAMP Cargosystems, a yearly TIACA Sustainability Award will be organised. More info on this can be found here: TIACA Sustainability Award.

Strategic Program Partners