TIACA launches third Air Cargo Sustainability Awards
The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) has announced that the third edition of the Air Cargo Sustainability Award is now open for applications. The competition aims to recognize outstanding businesses and industry initiatives leading the way to a more sustainable air cargo industry. CHAMP Cargosystems, a leading industry IT solution provider, is the exclusive sponsor of the awards.
“We are delighted to be supporting the TIACA Sustainability Awards for the third consecutive year. In the current climate, it is particularly important to look for opportunities to support more efficient business practices and to promote the sustainability agenda. If history teaches us anything, it is that in challenging times innovative ideas emerge. We, therefore, look forward to this year’s applications to see the range of pioneering solutions that are proposed to help the air cargo industry in a way that is supportive of our planet,” said Chris McDermott, CEO of CHAMP Cargosystems.
TIACA is calling for applications demonstrating solutions and practices making positive change in any of the areas of TIACA’s sustainability vision for air cargo: supporting social welfare (people development, social programs, equal opportunities); economic development (business efficiency, optimization, trade development); environmental impact (green logistics, reduced carbon footprint); innovation (technology, automation, AI, data, unmanned vehicles, ULDs) and partnership (uniting the industry, common achievements, building back better together)
This year, two categories of leadership in sustainability will be awarded: Corporate Prize will recognise an established corporation, an international organization, or a scholar with a long-standing presence in the cargo community. The Start-Up and Small Business Prize will recognise and encourage young growing, as well as, small businesses building their presence in the air cargo industry.
All shortlisted candidates will also be recognised with access to exclusive TIACA events and speaking opportunities, publicity in TIACA’s communication and networking opportunities.
“More than ever our industry finds itself developing innovative solutions to deal with crises that we face every day in our businesses. I am proud to say that our industry has responded enthusiastically to the challenges we have been presented. We hope that by launching this year’s award we will encourage industry leaders to find and opt for sustainable solutions as we push our industry further into the future. We want to recognize those that continue to inspire a more sustainable air cargo industry, in turn making our industry more resilient,” said Steven Polmans, chairman, TIACA.
A panel of independent industry and sustainability experts will select the three shortlisted submissions in each category. The award finalists will be invited to present their solutions at the Executive Summit in San Francisco, CA, September 21-24, quite possibly the first event after the world opens up after Covid-19.