LEED Certification for Our Airport Lounge at Charles de Gaulle Airport, Paris

In 2014, Cathay Pacific’s passenger lounge at Charles De Gaulle (CDG) Airport, Paris, was LEED® certified to the Silver level. This was consistent with our commitment to consider green standards for our new buildings and refurbishments. CDG is also the first and only airport lounge in the world that has received such certification to date.

Planning of the lounge refurbishment started in 2010, and it was officially opened in September 2012. This achievement was a result of the joint effort of different Cathay Pacific teams, the designer and contractors. It also relied on the co-operation of CDG airport, without whom, some of the LEED requirements would not have been met.

Enabling Procurement Teams to Choose More Sustainable Plastics

In 2014, we partnered with Business for Social Responsibility (BSR)’s Centre for Sustainable Procurement (CSP) to see how we can procure more sustainable container, cutlery and material for our inflight meal service products, especially single-use items. We worked with our Inflight Services, Product and Purchasing teams to modify the supplier RFP, and developed a simple comparative tool to rank the relative sustainability merits of materials proposed by suppliers based on the information those suppliers provided, thus enabling a more informed supplier selection.

Social Enterprise Products Inflight

Since 2005, through our inflight sales shop, we have been offering products that are managed by social enterprises and benefit the underprivileged. In 2013, a special section called “Shop for a Good Cause” was created in the CX inflight shop magazine, Discover the Shop, to support the charitable products. Similarly in 2014, the “Shop for a Good Cause” section was created in Dragonair’s inflight shop magazine, Emporium.