Etihad Aviation Group Sustainability

Sustainability is at the core of our business. We are committed to being Greener Together; a simple statement expressing our pledge to minimise our environmental impact by integrating sustainability into our day-to-day operations.

Etihad Greenliner

Find out how our Greeliner Programme is transforming the future of flying.


Find out how the 2020 ecoDemonstrator builds on our core innovation and sustainability tenets.

Together for the future

We continue to be inspired by the words of Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan: “On land and in the sea, our forefathers lived and survived in this environment. They were able to do so because they recognised the need to conserve it, to take from it only what they needed to live, and to preserve it for succeeding generations.

For more information about our future sustainability goals and projects, see our infographic

Reducing single-use plastics

We’re taking steps to reduce single-use plastics across our business.

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Zero net carbon emissions by 2050

We’re committed to our goal of  zero net carbon emissions by 2050.

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We’re committed to preventing the illegal trade of wildlife.

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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.

Green Ambassadors

Green Ambassadors are sustainability-driven cabin crew who dedicate time to making change.

Identifiable by their bespoke Green scarves, Green Ambassadors operate our special Eco-Flights and are always ready to discuss with guests the changes we are making on board. More than 300 cabin crew are part of this voluntary programme.

Training and awareness

Our cabin crew and dedicated Green Ambassadors experience our Eco-flights to offer meaningful feedback and suggestions. Our flight crew are trained to find the most efficient flight routes to maximise fuel efficiency and reduce carbon emissions.

787 Greenliner

Carbon offsetting

Etihad guests have the option of offsetting their flight’s emissions when booking tickets on Thanks to our partnership with CarbonClick, travellers will be able to check the carbon footprint of their journey and choose to make our planet a little greener.

As an example, the cost of offsetting emissions for a return flight from Abu Dhabi to London (which generates 949kg of CO2) is only $5.69 and amounts to growing 47 trees for a year! Click here to offset.

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IATA Environmental assessment program

The IATA Environmental Assessment (IEnvA) program is an evaluation system designed to independently assess and improve the environmental management of an airline.  IEnvA is a voluntary program based on principles in compliance with environmental obligations and a commitment to continually improve environmental management.

Etihad Aviation group will be participating in IENVA stage 2 assessment with the following scope: Global flight operation, Corporate Activities at hub, Technical and its catering services