More sustainable every day

We’re making changes to the way we operate to cut down on food waste, reduce single-use plastics and promote robust recycling practices across our business – both in and out of the sky.

Reducing single-use plastics

In 2019, we made a commitment to reduce single-use plastics companywide by 80% by 2022, and we are well on our way to making – and even surpassing ­– that promise.

Our ‘Eco-Flights’ are an opportunity to trial alternative, greener products, in real time, measure their impact, and assess the business processes that would need to be updated as a result.

We are also a proud signatory of IATA Environmental Assessment (IEnvA), a voluntary programme to improve the management of aviation facilities and operations on the ground to make them more environmentally friendly.


Single-Use Plastic Policy

Etihad Eco Residence

In 2018, we opened the Etihad Eco Residence, Abu Dhabi’s first purpose-built, sustainable Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum rated cabin crew accommodation. The project is the result of a unique partnership with the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, Masdar.

The complex, which comprises 500 apartments in 11 buildings at the pioneering Masdar City development, was awarded ‘Sustainable Design of the Year’ at the 2017 Emirates Green Building Council (EGBC) MENA Green Awards, and ‘Sustainable Construction Project of the Year’ at the Big Projects Middle East Awards 2017.

Each of the Etihad Eco Residence’s buildings has been designed using low environmental impact construction materials, which aid the reduction of strong sunlight yet maximise available natural daylight.

Solar hot water systems provide 76 per cent of the community’s water demand and the buildings’ design encourages greater water efficiency and the reduction of potable water usage, as well as smart waste management.



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