In a groundbreaking achievement, Royal Air Maroc, the national carrier of Morocco, has recently been awarded the prestigious IATA Environmental Assessment (IEnvA) and IWT (IATA Illegal Wildlife Trade) labels issued by the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
The double certification is awarded to carriers that display a commitment to the environment and the protection of nature.
According to a statement from Royal Air Maroc, IEnvA is a programme designed to support the environmental actions of airlines.
This recognition solidifies the airline’s commitment to sustainability and environmentally friendly practises within the aviation industry.
The IEnvA label is granted to airlines that demonstrate exceptional dedication to reducing their carbon footprint and implementing sustainable initiatives across various aspects of their operations. Royal Air Maroc’s efforts in fuel efficiency, waste reduction, and emission control have earned them this esteemed accreditation, positioning them as a role model for environmentally conscious aviation.
Additionally, the IWT label acknowledges Royal Air Maroc’s commitment to responsible wildlife transportation. The airline has implemented stringent measures to ensure the ethical treatment and welfare of animals during their transport. Through ongoing employee training programmes and stringent guidelines, Royal Air Maroc aims to set a new industry benchmark for the humane transportation of live animals.
This significant achievement is the result of Royal Air Maroc’s long-term sustainability strategy, which focuses on minimising the environmental impact of their operations while maintaining excellent service standards. The airline has invested in advanced technology and efficient aircraft to reduce fuel consumption and mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.
Implemented voluntarily, the IEnvA standard certifies RAM’s compliance with environmental obligations, its commitment to continuous improvement, and the environmental action management processes implemented by the company.
All the roles involved in airline operations and aeronautical maintenance have been certified, the statement says.
The company has also implemented a management system for reducing energy and water consumption, as well as waste sorting and recycling in its facilities.
Royal Air Maroc said that they have defined a roadmap to obtain IEnvA certification in other areas, such as catering and ground operations.
IWT is a programme designed to enhance collaboration between airlines, airports, postal services, government agencies, and authorities to combat the illegal transportation of endangered wildlife by air.
It is part of the broader framework of the Buckingham Palace Declaration, which unites all supply chain stakeholders in the cause.
Under the IWT label, Royal Air Maroc “commits to actively work in partnership with organisations combating the trafficking of protected species, to adopt policies and procedures discouraging such trafficking, and to raise awareness among its passengers and cargo clients,” the company explained in the statement.
“The dual IATA certification confirms RAM’s strong commitment to environmental responsibility and action. The acquisition of the IEnvA and IWT labels enhances the company’s image and values in Morocco and internationally,” said Abdelhamid Addou, CEO of RAM.
He emphasised that this certification allows Royal Air Maroc to make a clear and voluntary commitment to environmental protection and the fight against the trafficking of protected species.
Kamil Alawadh, the Regional Vice President for Africa and the Middle East at IATA, stated that “RAM’s achievement of the IEnvA and IWT certifications demonstrates the company’s commitment and the work done to improve environmental management practises, combat poaching and the transportation of endangered species, and promote sustainability in general.”
Royal Air Maroc’s acclaimed achievement in obtaining the IEnvA and IWT environmental standard labels highlights their dedication to preserving the planet and ensuring responsible business practises.
As travellers become more conscious of the environmental impact of their journeys, the airline’s commitment to sustainability will undoubtedly attract environmentally conscious passengers seeking a guilt-free travel experience.
Passengers can now look forward to flying with an airline that prioritises environmental responsibility, upholding the highest standards of sustainability in air travel. Royal Air Maroc’s achievement serves as a reminder that even in the aviation industry, it is possible to make positive strides towards a greener future.