TS Head Office Ranked One Of North America’s Greenest
The atrium at Air Transat's HQ.
For the second year in a row, the Air Transat head office has been named one of the greenest in North America by Corporate Responsibility magazine.
The annual recognition salutes remarkable actions by companies that accord the greatest importance to sustainability.
“We’re very pleased to once again see our name on the list, as acknowledgement of our ongoing efforts to improve our environmental performance,” says Jean-François Lemay, President, Air Transat. “We’ve been working tirelessly for a number of years now to implement measures on multiple fronts within the company.”
TS was the first company in Canada awarded LEED-EB® Platinum certification for its headquarters, but the company says many other initiatives contributed to its continued strong showing in the Corporate Responsibility study.
Recent years have seen the installation of a solar wall on the west façade of the hangar next to head office, which has led to a 30% savings in annual natural gas consumption, along with a 250-tonne reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.
Other initiatives include: a shift to LED lighting, which has enabled electricity savings of 1,150,000 KWh per year; installation of free electric-vehicle charging stations; introduction of recycling and composting programs ensuring that 72% of total waste is now diverted from landfill and treated responsibly; and donation of all leftover food from the company’s restaurant to the organization Le Chaînon.
Air Transat was the first North American carrier to complete the first stage of the IATA Environmental Assessment (IEnvA), the gold standard for airline environmental best practices.
Corporate Responsibility magazine is the leading North American publication devoted to the corporate responsibility profession, with a print circulation of approximately 20,000.