Sustainable Aviation campaign recognised for second year running in Responsible Business Awards 2016

Sustainable Aviation’s Continuous Descent campaign, led by NATS, has been recognised in the Responsible Business Awards for the second year running.


The aim of the campaign is to increase the number of Continuous Descent Operations (CDO) being delivered across the UK. A CDO is an aircraft descent technique that reduces noise, fuel burn and emissions. CDOs are part of a range of measures being deployed by members of Sustainable Aviation to reduce the environmental impact and improve the sustainability of UK aviation.


Ian Jopson, Head of Environmental and Community Affairs at NATS, and Chair of Sustainable Aviation, said:


“We are delighted that the innovative work of Sustainable Aviation and NATS has been recognised yet again by the Responsible Business Awards. The campaign has delivered real benefits in reducing COand noise, and demonstrates our ongoing commitment to best practice and collaborative working”.


NATS, the UK’s leading air traffic management company, who leads the campaign on behalf of Sustainable Aviation, was initially recognised for their work on the campaign in the 2015 awards under the category ‘Engaging Customers on Sustainability’.


The announcement of the 2016 Responsible Business Awards re-accreditations coincided with Responsible Business Week (18-22 April 2016), an annual initiative to increase awareness of the positive contribution of business in society.


NATS will receive a certificate of its reaccreditation at an award ceremony reception on 11 July at the O2 in London.

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