Since the 1990s, we have implemented paper recycling campaigns and encouraged the use of alternative paper sources in our operations, both inflight and in our offices. Migration to electronic means of communication to improve operational efficiency has also facilitated in the reduction of paper consumption in many areas since the 1990s, and many of our systems are moving towards electronic storage devices.
As a matter of policy, all marketing collaterals and office paper from Hong Kong are from sustainable and certified sources. We are working on implementing this policy throughout all our operations around the world over the next few years.
Use of Sustainable Paper Sources in the Cathay Pacific Group
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We incorporated the use of sustainable wood through refurbishments in our buildings, offices, and airport lounges in accordance with green building standards and principles. Procuring wood products for furniture from a sustainable source ensured they were from a forest that is responsibly managed.
Cathay Dragon introduced an app-based paperless reporting platform for its cabin crew for report submission in December 2016. Cabin crew can now submit a variety of previously paper-based reports through an e-reporting platform. The digitalisation of the reporting system not only aims to reduce overall paper consumption, but also considerably reduces the weight of documents that are brought onto the aircraft – a small but effective contribution in reducing carbon emission.