Air India aims to become India''s 1st green airline in one year

Mumbai, Feb 15 (PTI) National air-carrier, Air India,aims to become the country''s first green airline soon havinginitiated the process a couple of years ago, a senior officialsaid.

As part of this process, the airline''s Chairman andManaging Director, Arvind Jadhav, today outlined the company''scorporate environment policy which seeks to reduce carbonemission, noise and other forms of pollution as well as reduceconsumption of fuel and other natural resources.

"We are committed to go green. As a part of thisprocess, we plan to introduce a documentation managementsystem and aim to go electronic with an e-filing system to cutdown on our use of paper," Air India''s Quality ManagementSystems Head, Harpreet A De Singh, told PTI here.

The policy provides sufficient resources to meetenvironmental objectives by continuous measuring, monitoring,reporting and improving upon environmental performance.

"We will implement our e-filing system in criticalareas by June this year. In about a year''s time, we willimplement it in the entire company," she said, adding ordershave already been placed for procuring hardware and softwarefor the system.

The airline would turn paperless except in the areaswhere it is is mandatory by law, the Air India official said.

The air-carrier has already implemented the Fuel GapAnalysis along with International Air Transport Association(IATA) two years ago. Besides, it has also introduced variousmeasures to reduce fuel consumption and carbon emission.

In the last two years, the company claims to haveachieved carbon dioxide emission savings to the tune ofabout 38 crore kilos through various green measures.

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