Abbreviations and Glossary
Some commonly used abbreviations in this report:
AAPA Association of Asia Pacific Airlines
ACC Air China Cargo
AGD Aviation Global Deal
AHK Air Hong Kong
ANSP Air Navigational Service Providers
AOA Aircrew Officers Association
ARSC Airline Safety Review Committee
ATK Available Tonne Kilometre
ATM Air Traffic Management or Air Traffic Movement
CAAC Civil Aviation Administration of China
CCBF Climate Change Business Forum
CCC Customer and Commercial Control
CCP Cadet College Paribaar
CEPIC Cathay Emergency Passengers Information Centre
CLG The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group on Climate Change
COP Conference of the Parties
CPCS Cathay Pacific Catering Services
CX Cathay Pacific
CX City Cathay Pacific City
DACP Dragonair Aviation Certificate Programme
EAP Employee Assistant Programme
e-AWB Electronic airway bill
EBITDA Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization
EMS Environmental Management System
EOA English On Air
EU ETS European Union Emissions Trading Scheme
FRMS Fatigue Risk Management System
FSC Forestry Stewardship Council
GHG Greenhouse Gas
GRI Global Reporting Initiative
GSE Ground Support Equipment
HAS Hong Kong Airport Services
HK CAD Civil Aviation Department of Hong Kong
HKAEE Hong Kong Awards for Environmental Excellence
HIMS Human Intervention and Motivation System
IATA International Air Transport Association
ICAO International Civil Aviation Organisation
ICM Integrated Crew Management
IAGOS In-service Aircraft for a Global Observing System
IEA International Energy Agency
IFE Inflight Entertainment System
IOC Integrated Operations Centre
IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
ISAGO IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations
ISASI International Society of Air Safety Investigators
KA Dragonair
ISM Inflight Service Manager
LEAP Life Education Activity Programme
LEED Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
LTIFR Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate
MSC Marine Stewardship Council
MPO Marco Polo Club
NGO Non-governmental Organisation
PBSP Philippine Business for Social Progress
PDMP Performance and Development Management Process
PEY Premium Economy
RTK Revenue Tonne Kilometre
RSB Roundtable for Sustainable Biofuels
SAFUG Sustainable Aviation Fuel Users Group
SD Sustainable Development
SMS Safety Management System
WBCSD World Business Council on Sustainable Development
WWF World Wildlife Fund for Nature
Glossary of terms:
Available Tonne Kilometre Overall capacity, measured in tonnes available for the carriage of passengers, excess baggage, cargo and mail on each sector multiplied by the sector distance.
Carbon Neutral Growth A cap on aviation CO2 emissions from 2020.
Carbon Offset Purchase of carbon credits generated by emissions reduction projects that reduce the emission of greenhouse gases to offset emissions generated elsewhere (i.e. air travel)
LTIFR Computed as: (# of injuries resulting in lost time / total workforce hours) × 1,000,000
Materiality Determining the relevance and significance of an issue to an organisation and its stakeholders. A material issue is an issue that will influence the decisions, actions and performance of an organisation or its stakeholders.1
Materiality Matrix Ranks the degree in which various SD issues have on our long term commercial and operational viability. Each SD issue assessed by its relative importance to stakeholders and the impact to our business. The result is used to define the breadth and depth of coverage in our Report.
Outport Our overseas destinations/offices
Regulatory Report Rate The number of safety reports (air, ground etc.) that are reported to the HK CAD as Mandatory Occurrence Reports as classified by the CAD382 [The Mandatory Occurrence Reporting Scheme] guidelines.
Responsiveness An organisation’s response to stakeholder issues that affect its sustainability performance and is realised through decisions, actions and performance, as well as communication with stakeholders.2
Revenue Passenger Kilometre Number of passengers carried on each sector multiplied by the sector distance.
Revenue Tonne Kilometre Traffic volume, measured in load tonnes from the carriage of passengers, excess baggage, cargo and mail on each sector multiplied by the sector distance.
Stakeholder Engagement Using a combination of focus groups and interviews conducted by an independent facilitator to assist us in understanding the reasonable expectations and interests of stakeholders on but not limited to environmental and social issues. This can provide useful inputs for decision on reporting, drive change within our organisation, and improve upon accountability.
Stakeholder Review Committee A select group of key stakeholders from various stakeholder groups convened to gather feedback on the materiality, balance and responsiveness of our Report.
Sustainability The ability to continue and grow our business viably in the long-term.
Sustainable Biofuels 2nd generation biofuels produced from renewable biological resources such as plant material that do not compete with water/food supplies, protect areas of high conversation value, and bring socioeconomic to the local community where plant sources are grown.
Sustainable Development Our commitment to sustaining economic growth without harming the planet or exhausting its resources, while improving the quality of life of current and future generations. We will manage our businesses in a sustainable manner, as this is a fundamental element of our continued success.
Sustainable Sourcing Our commitment to work with our supply chain to ensure that products or goods that are being procured have no or a limited negative impact on the communities and environment that they are sourced from.
Transparency The complete disclosure of information on the topics and Indicators required to reflect impacts and enabling stakeholders to make decisions, and the processes, procedures, and assumptions used to prepare those disclosures.3
1. AccountAbility. AA1000 Accountability Principles Standard. 2008, p.12.
2. AccountAbility. AA1000 Accountability Principles Standard. 2008, p.14.
3. AccountAbility. AA1000 Accountability Principles Standard. 2008, p.6.
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