Environment | Icelandair
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Icelandair is an environmentally-conscious company, committed to addressing its environmental responsibilities. The Company recognises the influence that air travel has on the environment by addressing its responsibilities to reduce emissions, conserve natural resources, as well as optimise the use of sustainable energy and recyclable materials.

Sustainable business growth requires the Company to address its environmental impact, both globally and locally. As part of this effort, Icelandair Group participates in the work of various environmental working groups, such as with IATA, Airlines for Europe (A4E) and the Environmental Committee of the Icelandic Travel Industry Association. Icelandair Group participates in the incentive project of Responsible Tourism in Iceland along with over 300 companies, with the purpose of maintaining Iceland’s status as an optimal future destination for tourists by supporting sustainability for future generations.

Environmental policy

Icelandair Group’s environmental impact is not limited to its flight operations. It also involves ground facilities, offices, vehicles and maintenance areas.

Icelandair Group is committed to minimising its impact on the environment by continuously improving the Company's environmental performance. In addition to compliance with applicable laws and regulations, the Company demonstrates its commitment to this policy through:

  • Minimising carbon footprint and raising awareness
  • Reducing waste by increasing recycling
  • Promoting responsible use of resources
  • Increasing the use of environmentally friendly products and services

Icelandair Group is committed to supporting continuous improvements by setting measurable targets, raising awareness and benchmarking performance.

All the Company’s employees are responsible for compliance with the policy.

Icelandair is in cooperation with Klappir – Green Solutions to track and follow the environmental aspects of Icelandair, to foster the data, ensure traceability, integrity, transparency, usefulness and reliability of the data set.

Environmental assessment

Icelandair is certified to the highest level of the IEnvA environmental certification program from IATA, which requires demonstration of ongoing environmental performance improvements.

The assessment scope is flight operations and maintenance, repair and overhaul activities.