Air Transat Obtains ISO 14001 Certification For Its Head Office
Air Transat's head office in Montreal has achieved ISO 14001:2015 certification, showing that the company has implemented a system for environmental management and continuous improvement of its sustainability practices.
"We have just taken another significant step forward, and are very proud of this accomplishment, which reflects all of the environmental efforts made by our team," says Air Transat President Jean-François Lemay. "For more than 10 years now, we’ve been incorporating environmentally responsible practices into our operations, and their success and benefits depend largely on our employees’ commitment and diligence in ensuring their application day after day."
Air Transat's environmental management system (EMS) has set mitigation targets and environmentally responsible practices for five primary challenges: Greenhouse gas emissions, energy use, solid-waste production, hazardous materials and wastewater.
Those practices encompass a host of energy-optimization initiatives, which have included installation of a solar wall at the head office to lower energy consumption and GHG emissions, implementing a recycling program and banning of all single-use plastics in the cafeteria.
Securing the ISO 14001 certification required training and coaching for all employees working at the head office, and the ISO audit identified employee pride in the company’s environmental stewardship efforts among Air Transat’s strengths.