Etihad Aviation Group Sustainability

We know we need to be bold in addressing the climate issue facing the planet. That’s why sustainability is at the core of our business and a pillar of our future growth and expansion. And through technology, innovation and sharing, we’re transforming the aviation industry.

Read our 2022 Sustainability Report
Read our 2020-2021 Sustainability Report
Read our 2022 compliance on key performance indicators report

Environmental Airline of the Year

We’re proud to have been awarded Environmental Airline of the Year for 2022 and 2023 in the Airline Excellence Awards.

This is just the start of our journey in transforming the aviation industry and changing the future of flying for good.

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Award Award


We’re committed to our goal of achieving zero net carbon emissions by 2050, and halving our 2019 emissions by 2035.

Waste management

By 2022, we pledge to reduce single-use plastics across our organisation by 80%. But that’s not all we’re doing to create less waste.

Human welfare

From the communities we serve to the generations still to come; we genuinely care about making the world a better place for everyone.

Conservation and biodiversity

From preventing the illegal trade of wildlife to our zero-tolerance policy to human trafficking; we genuinely care about making the world a better place.

Innovation, collaboration and transparency

We understand the impact that flying has on the planet. And we understand we need to take urgent action to address it. There’s still some way to go, but through innovation, collaboration and transparency, we’re working to transform the aviation industry.

Etihad Greenliner

We’ve joined forces with aviation leaders Boeing and GE to create the Etihad Greenliner. Together, we’re challenging the norms and making the aviation industry more sustainable.


As part of our newest programme with Airbus, we’re introducing the A350 into our fleet to reduce our carbon emissions even further and bring us closer to our 2050 goal of zero net emissions.

Environmental advocacy

We’re proud to support the UAE as it participates in CORSIA; an ICAO initiative that aims to stabilise international civil aviation net CO2 emissions at 2019 levels.

It’s a team effort

Sustainability isn’t just a buzz word for us. It’s a value that runs deep within our organisation. From our Green Ambassadors on board to our teams on the ground, everyone who works for us is doing their bit to live more sustainably.

IATA Environmental Assessment (IEnvA) 

The IATA Environmental Assessment (IEnvA) programme is an evaluation system designed to independently assess and improve the environmental management of an airline.

It’s a voluntary programme that enables us to track, mitigate and manage environmental and sustainability risks.

Etihad Aviation Group has successfully completed and has been awarded the IEnvA stage 2 accreditation in four key areas: Facilities management, flight operations, technical and catering services.

For the world, for everyone

We take a holistic approach to sustainability, ensuring social, environmental and financial sustainability across our businesses. That means making better use of the planet’s resources, having a better impact on our communities and better economic growth.

We are closely aligned with the national priorities of the UAE, founded on principles of sustainable development that have driven our global Sustainable Development Goals. We focus on issues of global significance that are relevant regionally and can be addressed locally, in our own way.

Policies, programmes and reports