TIACA Sustainability Award open for entries

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The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) is calling for entries for its first Sustainability Award, focused on recognising companies addressing environmental, social and economic issues.

The award, which is free to enter, is open to any person or company related to any aspect of the air cargo industry, and entries will need to address issues related to sustainability.

The winner of the TIACA Sustainability Award will receive a $15,000 prize with $3,500 for the two runners up.

Written entries needed to be submitted online on the TIACA website by 30 September 2019 and will be reviewed by an independent panel of judges including representatives from the TIACA board of directors and chairman’s council, as well as the sponsors of the sustainability award, strategic partners of the program and industry experts.

A shortlist of three finalists will be given an opportunity to present their cases during a 15-minute address at TIACA’s Executive Summit in Budapest, Hungary on 19-21 November.

Steven Polmans, chairman of TIACA and director of cargo and logistics at Brussels Airport Company says: “With this award we hope to give visibility to many great ideas and initiatives that make our industry stronger and better in the long term, economically, socially, as well as environmentally.”

Arnaud Lambert, chief executive officer of CHAMP Cargosystems says: “I have seen great solutions for digital collaboration for actors around airports suppressing, not only a lot of paper waste, but more importantly, reducing errors and damaged goods, another waste.

“It would be great to increase the attractiveness of young talent by developing projects based on digital and mobile solutions as well, the bread and butter of Y and Z generations.”

In addition to the prize money, the winner of the TIACA Award will receive a trophy, and the winners and runners up will be allowed to use the TIACA Air Cargo Sustainability Award and finalist logo for two years after the award.