TIACA names Sustainability Award finalists

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Steven Polmans, chairman of TIACA

The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) has whittled down applications for its first annual Sustainability Award to three finalists.

The awards, sponsored by CHAMP Cargosystems received applications from established corporations and start-ups to address CO2 emissions, reducing waste, humanitarian aid and other sectors.

The three finalists are M&G Packaging with BioNatur Plastics, offering 100% landfill biodegradable plastic and stretch wrap to reduce single-use plastic; Nallian’s Open Ecosystem of Collaborative Applications offering an open data sharing platform to drive digital integration; and Wings for Aid Foundation with its self-landing cardboard delivery box for last-mile humanitarian aid.

The projects were submitted to an independent jury of five judges who marked the applications on criteria such as social, environmental and economic impacts, robustness and attractiveness.

Steven Polmans, chairman of TIACA says: “Having the opportunity for the first time to organise this award is a big step in terms of who we, as TIACA, want to be and how we want to be seen by the industry. I am sure all entries will help us further shape our Sustainability program. Demonstrating the economic benefits of doing good for people, society and environment will inspire many of us.”

Arnaud Lambert, CEO of CHAMP Cargosystems says: “I have clearly been impressed by the quality and the variety of the applications. There was a good mix between projects from established companies and ‘start-ups’. The difficulty was to select the ones that will go on the podium.”