Dubai's dnata to invest $100m in green operations in next two years
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Dubai’s dnata to invest $100m in green operations in next two years

Dubai’s dnata to invest $100m in green operations in next two years

Earlier this year, dnata committed to reducing its waste to landfill by 20 per cent by 2024

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Dubai’s air and travel services provider dnata has announced that it would invest $100m in green operations in the next two years to enhance environmental efficiency across its global network.

The company’s ongoing investment in infrastructure, equipment and process improvement will help reduce its carbon footprint by 20 per cent by 2024, and by 50 per cent by 2030.

In recent years, dnata has invested in technologies to optimise resources and improve operational efficiency. It installed renewable energy features, such as solar panels, heat recovery units and electric vehicle charging, at its existing facilities in the UK, Singapore and Ireland. It will also incorporate carbon reduction initiatives in the construction and operation of its new cargo centres in The Netherlands and Iraq.

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Choosing green options is a consideration in its fleet planning, too, as it has increased investments in electric and hybrid ramp, ground support (GSE) and forklift equipment, and refurbished existing GSE with new technologies to further decrease emissions.

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Meanwhile, dnata’s catering team has invested in process improvement to minimise its environmental footprint. It has been working with many of its airline customers to analyse consumption trends and use predictive data to optimise the loading of F&B for in-flight catering, official news agency WAM reported.

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 committed to reducing its waste to landfill by 20 per cent by 2024. Its environmental framework has also been part of its travel businesses.

Steve Allen, CEO of dnata Group, said, “We’ve been making great progress on reducing our carbon footprint, minimising waste and reducing energy and water consumption across our operations. We will further increase our investments and efforts in strong cooperation with our partners to achieve our targets and preserve the environment for current and future generations.”

In the financial year 2021-22, dnata handled over 527,000 aircraft turns, moved three million tonnes of cargo, uplifted 39.9 million meals, and recorded a total transaction value (TTV) of travel services of $632m.

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