China Airlines recognizes the value and irreversibility of the environment, and understands the corporation's responsibility and obligations to protect natural resources and the environment.
Our Principles and Policies
China Airlines has established four principles and six policies of environmental and energy management in accordance with the codes of Fostering a Sustainable Environment in the China Airlines Sustainable Development Best Practice Principles which is announced by the Board of Directors. China Airlines also combined with the UN's SDGs to develop guidance strategies to ensure that the company’s operations move toward the direction of sustainable development, environmental friendliness, energy conservation and low-carbon emissions, and promise a beautiful earth and happy future for the next generation.
The Principles of Environmental and Energy
Environmental Promotion Strategies
China Airlines implements environmental management with systematic risk management concept, and actively establishes corporate environmental risk management mechanism. Through establishment of environmental organizations and announcement of environmental policies, China Airlines conducted the phased introduction of ISO 14064 Greenhouse Gas Management System, ISO 14001 Environmental Management System, and ISO 50001 Energy Management System, along with the staff education and key performance indicators (KPI) setting and implementation, and gradually deepen the corporate environmental culture of PDCA continuous improvement. The goal of comprehensive coverage and effective control over the overall corporate environmental and energy risk management is thus achieved to ensure the sustainable development of company operations.
In the face of increasingly stringent international environmental regulations and increased awareness of low-carbon consumption, CAL has endeavored to develop and implement a variety of strategies based on environmental and energy management principles and policies. Formulate action plans based on the four major axes of operation, China Airlines lead the overall industry and value chain to enhance sustainable value with the attitude of stable promotion, prevention, coexistence and co-prosperity, and forward-looking business thinking. By introducing ISO14001, ISO 50001 and ISO 14064, CAL continuously deepens and grasps the concerns of stakeholders and the internal and external environmental and energy risks and opportunities with the life cycle perspective.
Fulfilling Strategies for Environmental, Energy and Carbon Management
To implement the policy, CAL established the Corporate Environmental Committee in 2011 with the President as the top management and the Corporate Safety Office as the executive secretary. Five environmental management committees and Aviation Fuel Management Team were established under the Corporate Environmental Committee to take charge of environmental risk management pertaining to fuel management, in-flight, maintenance and freight services as well as the administration and operation of the headquarters and branch offices. The head of the major business department acts as the management representative, who is responsible to report the performance of environmental and energy management to the top management quarterly. And he/she also reports environmental and climate risks, opportunity issues and various response management and development plans to the routine Sustainability Committee and the Board of Directors.
CAL Environmental Management Operation Logics
Corporate Environmental Committee Organization
As carbon emissions reduction and carbon credits management involve multiple operations and strategic units, China Airlines established the Carbon Management Task Force and the Sustainable Aviation Fuel Task Force under the corporate environment committee to provide a coordination platform for the company's strategic planning and execution in response to climate change and relevant international regulations on carbon control.