TIACA announces the BlueSky Program for sustainability assessment
In response to air cargo industry’s call for an industry-specific tool to measure and recognize their sustainability progress, the International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) has announced the take-off of the BlueSky program, the industry’s first sustainability assessment, validation, and verification program
In response to the air cargo industry's call for an industry-specific tool to measure and recognize their sustainability progress, TIACA launched the BlueSky, a sustainability assessment, validation, and verification scheme to track their sustainability progress, benchmark against peers, and accelerate industry's transformation. Over 330+ air cargo professionals called upon TIACAto drive the sustainability agenda for the industry with a common mechanism to track their sustainability progress, benchmark against peers, and accelerate the industry's transformation.
The BlueSky Program is a tool that the air cargo industry can use to track their sustainability progress, benchmark against peers, and accelerate the industry's transformation. The BlueSky program, to be launched in phases, is a multi-tiered platform that renews every two years.
In the same tool are Assessment Guidelines – the first tier, is a way for companies to begin their verification and validation through awareness and self-assessment. Desktop Verification – the second tier, begins with an online assessment and verification of the documents provided. A performance score in each area will be provided through a company dashboard. Onsite Validation – the third tier, includes desktop verification and an onsite independent audit. A performance score in each area as well as an excellence badge, a detailed report with recommendations on how to become more sustainable will be provided through an enhanced company dashboard.
As per a release from TIACA, the BlueSky Program aims to benefit not just the individual companies, but future partners and the air cargo industry at large by providing a common vision, transparency, and a mechanism to demonstrate how businesses can grow responsibly as well as an improved image of the air cargo industry.
"We are excited to launch this new initiative that will allow companies to assess their sustainability initiatives and then have them verified and validated. The impact that this program will have on the industry is profound, by bringing transparency and collaboration on such a vital topic "Sustainability", we will see the industry develop into one that is truly focused on People, Planet and Prosperity," stated Steven Polmans, TIACA Chair.