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Air NZ's Sustainability Programme, including its Great Walks project with DOC, has won a Green Ribbon Award for Business Leadership.

Green Ribbon for Air NZ

Air New Zealand's commitment to environmental sustainability has been recognised with a Green Ribbon Award for Business Leadership.

09 June 2016


Managed by the Ministry for the Environment, the annual Green Ribbon Awards recognise the outstanding contributions made by individuals, organisations, businesses and communities to protecting and enhancing New Zealand’s environment. The Awards were presented in Parliament on 7 June.

The judges said Air New Zealand has made a commitment to improving sustainability performance by focusing on two key areas. Firstly, to reduce its climate change impact by reducing aviation emissions and investigating renewable energy options; and secondly through support of conservation projects.

Air New Zealand is acutely aware that their brand and tourism are based on the quality of the environment, and are investing in a modern fleet and operating it as efficiently as possible. They are also developing a genuinely impactful offsetting programme, and supporting climate science through partnership with Antarctica NZ.

Air New Zealand is improving their sustainability performance, and seeing how they can do better, by taking external advice and critique. Working in partnership, they are helping to bring back birdsong to our Great Walks, and also transport endangered species around New Zealand, and enable monitoring of our marine reserves. In-flight documentaries showcasing these help raise the profile of this work.

Read more about the 2016 Award winners.