Cathay Pacific Group has released its 2019 Sustainable Development Report with targets for improving environmental, social and governance initiatives.

The report provides an overview of the Group and its subsidiaries’ approach to and performance in the areas of environmental, social and governance.

With a focus on climate change, the efficient use of resources, waste management, and supporting our people and community, the Report sets out the Group’s efforts in moving towards greener aviation. The report includes initiatives including:

New single-use plastic reduction target: Cathay Pacific is to reduce its single-use plastic footprint by 50 per cent by the end of 2022, removing nearly 200 million pieces of single-use plastic from annual operations.

Improving fuel efficiency: The airline has added six new, more fuel-efficient Airbus A350s to its fleet and scaled up climate change risk and mitigation planning. Cathay Pacific’s fuel efficiency have yielded a 27 per cent cumulative improvement since 1998.

Community development: Positive development of the airline’s communities through our new Cathay ChangeMakers initiative and the longstanding I Can Fly programme.

In a message within the report, Cathay Pacific Chief Executive Officer Augustus Tang wrote: “At the time of preparing this report, a public health emergency has rocked the global economy. It feels more important than ever to foster positivity, to protect our people, to strengthen our communities and to confront the major challenges we face. We are very determined to play our part in this hugely important undertaking; one which requires us to be financially successful but in a socially and environmentally responsible manner. Our commitment to developing sustainably with transparency and accountability is undiminished.”

The full Sustainability Development Report 2019 is available at

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