May 25, 2024

dnata’s US 100 mln investment to boost green operations

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dnata logo and Solar Panels across all its existing Facilities

dnata, a leading global air and travel services provider, announced that it would invest US$ 100 million in green operations in the next two years to further enhance environmental efficiency across its global network. The company’s ongoing investment in infrastructure, equipment, and process improvement will support it to achieve its strategic objectives and reduce its carbon footprint by 20% by 2024, and by 50% by 2030.

dnata added that in recent years they have significantly invested in advanced technologies to optimize resources and nurture the operational efficiency across its facilities. It installed renewable energy features, that as solar panels, heat recovery units, and electric vehicle charging, at its existing facilities in the UK, Singapore, and Ireland.

The firm will also be incorporating the carbon reduction prospects in the construction and operation of its recently announced new cargo centers in The Netherlands and Iraq.

dnata’s EV Fleet offers better Mobility

dnata further explained that they are also choosing green options as a prime consideration in aiding the development of dnata’s fleet planning, too. It has surged the investments in electric and hybrid ramps, ground support (GSE), and forklift equipment, and refurbished existing GSE with new technologies to further decrease emissions and update them to the latest safety and quality standards.

With this outcome, dnata claims to have accomplished its mission of becoming the first ground handler to successfully complete green aircraft turnarounds using only zero-emission GSE in the USA and UAE.

dnata further added that their catering team has largely invested in process improvement to minimize its environmental footprint. It has been working closely with many of its airline customers to analyze consumption trends and use predictive data to optimize the loading of F&B for in-flight catering.

dnata’s Catering, F&B Sector closely in knit with Zero wastage and green initiatives

dnata has also taken initiatives across its business units to conserve water consumption and recycle materials, such as paper, plastic, cardboard, wood, glass, metal, used cooking, and mineral oils. Earlier this year, the company announced its commitment to curbing the wastage of landfills by 20% by 2024.

dnata also reported that they have also embedded its environmental framework across its broad-spanning Travel businesses, aiming to empower clients to make better travel choices. Its corporate services include hybrid event solutions, sustainable travel policy guidance as well as carbon emission monitoring and reporting, aligned to global standards.

dnata Travel Group in the UK has invested in green technologies and introduced new business practices to improve environmental efficiency. It switched to renewable energy to take all electricity from green sources at all of its offices, cut out single-use plastic (SUP) from its operations, reduced paper consumption by 4 million pages annually through its ‘paperless office’ initiative, and implemented a zero to landfill policy to ensure that all non-recyclable waste is sent to energy recovery facilities for processing.

dnata added that they are engaging and mobilizing its workforce through their corporate social responsibility program, dnata4good, to make a positive difference. This May, hundreds of dnata employees around the world teamed up and took part in the company initiative ‘dnata cleans the world’. dnata’s volunteers cleaned beaches, rivers, canals, and parks in dozens of countries across the globe.

dnata claimed to have offers regarding ground handling, cargo, travel, catering, and retail services in 36 Nations across six continents. In the financial year 2021-22, dnata’s customer-oriented teams handled over 527,000 aircraft turns, moved 3 million tonnes of cargo, uplifted 39.9 million meals, and recorded a total transaction value (TTV) of travel services of US$ 632 million.

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