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Thomas Cook scores high on environmental issues

NGO Atmosfair is a recognised company who each year index the fuel emissions of approximately 200 airlines around the world. In their latest report from 2016, recently published, Thomas Cook Airlines has reached a fabulous fifth place on the overall ranking, and Condor reaches a very good seventh place.

“It is really fantastic that our airlines have done so well in this year’s report”, says Kim Houmark Hansen, Head of Sustainability for Group Airlines. “We do well on both medium and short haul in reducing our environmental footprint, and lower our fuel emissions.”

Out of the German airlines in the Atmosfair report, Condor achieved 78,7 out of 100 points and was rated number two. It is thus received as one of the cleanest airlines. Thomas Cook Airlines performed even better, achieving 79,4 points.

In the Thomas Cook Group Airlines , there is a large focus on environmental issues and an awareness of the impact generated from the business. “We put sustainability very high on the agenda. Both our UK and Scandinavian airlines are certified according to the international environmental standard ISO 14001, and have been since 2010. Our Scandinavian airline (TCAS) has recently received the final approval for the revised and even more demanding ISO 14001:2015 certification scheme, which is currently the highest environmental standard available”, says Kim Houmark Hansen.

In mid November 2016 the Scandinavian airline got re-certified after a thorough audit performed by an external accredited audit-team from Bureau Veritas, at the headquarters in Copenhagen.

“The ISO 14001 certification is clearly a recognition that we meet and deliver to the highest environmental requirements, both at the head office, our warehouse in Sweden and on board our aircraft,” says Kim Houmark Hansen.

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