Children visit the SriLankan hangar where they were empowered with thoughts
SriLankan continues to work towards building a culture of planet friendly attitudes and practices to achieve highest global standards in environmental management and conservation.
On World Environment Day (WED), the Airline introduced tactical measures to increase awareness of the critical importance of the good health of the planet. ‘Green' initiatives included, Tree Planting and Plant Distribution; Children's Art Competitions on Environment Conservation; Photography on Environmental Destruction; Employee Awareness campaigns in the global network; and Sponsorship of external ‘Think Green' schools' programmes.
SriLankan launched South Asia's first ‘Planet Friendly Flight' as an exemplary step towards influencing employees, customers and the general public to be collectively responsible for the environment. A dedicated Environment Unit is identifying areas of weight reduction on aircraft which has a considerable impact on fuel savings. The Airline's long-term intention is to transform all into ‘Planet Friendly' flights. SriLankan Airlines became one of the first airlines to completely satisfy a key environmental requirement of the European Union (EU) with regard to monitoring of emissions. It carried out comprehensive collection of emissions data from the entire fleet of aircraft throughout 2010 and the EU approved the benchmarking of this data, signifying acceptance of SriLankan's Aircraft Emissions Monitoring System - a state-of-the-art system developed by the airline's Aviation Fuel Department and software experts. The system, won a Merit Award at the National Best Quality Software for Innovations in IT. It monitors emissions throughout a flight and uploads data into the system, directly from the aircraft.
SriLankan became the first corporate sponsor of Rain-Forest Rescue International (RRI) to develop a partnership with a community based conservation agency. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and SriLankan are to develop a working partnership on a large scale conservation effort.