Sustainable Sourcing

Building on our efforts to establish sustainable sourcing guidelines, individual staff are taking greater initiatives in exploring with suppliers the usage of alternative materials with lower impacts. Some examples of successful applications in 2011 include switching from plastic to corn starch and cellulose in manufacturing the disposable toothbrushes and shoehorns in our amenity kits. Our teams are also working with suppliers to expand our offering of sustainably sourced fish to a greater number of routes. In the long term, we aim to utilise more alternatives with sustainability attributes and expand our support of products that adhere to relevant sustainability credentials by organisations such as the Fairtrade Foundation, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC).

Making our airport lounges sustainable

As the first Cathay Pacific branded lounge in North America, the San Francisco lounge was also our first to pursue Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification, integrating energy and environmental principles into its design and operations. This was an achievement made possible in partnership with our architectural and engineering contractors. By engaging our suppliers, we are leveraging on their expertise in design and construction to assist us in building a lounge that is more energy and water efficient, with reduced material usage, wastage, and improved indoor air quality for our customers. Using the San Francisco lounge as an example, we plan to adopt a similar approach for new or refurbished lounges in the future.

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  • Sustainable Development Report 2010
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  • Sustainable Development Report 2009
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  • Sustainable Development Report 2008 [pdf]
  • Sustainable Development Report 2007 [pdf]
  • Sustainable Development Report 2006 [pdf]
  • Sustainable Development Report 2005 [pdf]
  • Sustainable Development Report 2004 [pdf]
  • Sustainable Development Report 2003 [pdf]