Menzies reviews sustainability progress

Menzies Aviation has revealed a six-month update on its 'All In' sustainability strategy.

Launched in April this year, All In is Menzies’ plan for a fair and sustainable future, with high-level goals in health and safety, legal and ethical, people, and the environment. It also includes a commitment to becoming carbon neutral for Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 2033, which is Menzies’ 200th anniversary.

Over the past six months, Menzies has become a signatory of the UN Global Compact and is participating in two UN Accelerator programmes – Target Gender Equality and UN Climate Ambition Accelerator Programme.

Menzies has also committed to setting science-based targets and establishing transparent plans for achieving these in line with the business ambition for limiting global temperature rise to 1.5°C.

Alongside this, Menzies has reviewed carbon offsetting and socially responsible projects to invest in with ClimateCare, committing to purchase 43,000 tonnes of offsets in 2021.

Within its own operations, Menzies has been investing heavily in transitioning to electric and lower emission ground service equipment (GSE) where airport infrastructure allows, to reduce its carbon footprint and support customers’ sustainability ambitions.

As well as enforcing paper saving initiatives, Menzies launched the Menzies Aviation Grove, an initiative in partnership with registered charity Trees for Life, through which Menzies can donate funds for rewilding or tree planting in the Scottish Highlands.

Katy Reid, head of sustainability and corporate responsibility for Menzies Aviation, said: “Like many global businesses, we remain resolutely focused on growing responsibly, protecting the planet, supporting our people and creating a fairer future. Our All In sustainability strategy is core to our business ambitions and sets us on course to meet our social and climate responsibilities.

“We are proud to have made significant strides since its launch six months ago, with plans now in place to engage our people, customers, suppliers and other partners to drive meaningful change across our industry.”