United Airlines Launches New Sustainability Initiative

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United Airlines Launches New Sustainability Initiative

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Source: Supply Chain Digital

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - 9:00am



United Airlines (NYSE: UAL) has launched a new sustainable supply chain initiative to reinforce its commitment to supporting the environment. UA is the largest airline in the world in terms of passenger kilometers flown, and has advocated environmental procedures for a long time. The new initiative is a part of its wider responsibility to lead the aviation industry's understanding and addressing of the environmental concerns.

The initiative includes a complete overview of the environmental considerations of UA's suppliers with an aim to fortify their relationships and improve education on this issue. The airline will review each of its suppliers and conduct thorough evaluations of their eco programs. The results will be based in relation to the risk of environmental damage within each supplier's respective industry.

UA will also strive to work in close coordination with all its supply chain partners to find solutions and improve efficiency measures in order to enhance sustainability across its entire network. The airline will also work further down the line towards updated expectations and targets across the company and its key suppliers with an aim to move ahead on an even footing.

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Vikas is a staff writer for the Sustainable Development news and editorial section on Justmeans. He is an MBA with 20 years of managerial and entrepreneurial experience and global travel. He is the author of "The Power of Money" (Scholars, 2003), a book that presents a revolutionary monetary economic theory on poverty alleviation in the developing world. Vikas is also the official writer for an international social project for developing nations "Decisions for Life" run in collaboration between the ILO, the University of Amsterdam and the Indian Institute of Management.

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