Nordic Aviation Group, the Estonian national carrier joins in to participate in “Green Mornings’” initiative within the framework of which representatives of private and public sector enterprises had their first roundtable meeting for the common goal of mapping solutions and co-operation options on topics such as zero-emissions, circular-economy and sustainability. The initiative unites enterprises that operate on Tallinn Airport territory and its vicinity.
“We as an aviation company greet cooperation with other enterprises and the local aviation community. A clean and taken-care-of environment is important for us. We believe, the green transformation has a lot to win from this co-operation,” Toomas Uibo, the Manager for Marketing and Communications of Nordic Aviation Group commented. “As an employer we have intentionally played an active role in raising awareness of our employees on sustainability issues. In adition we are a proud member of European Clean Hydrogen Alliance (ECHA) and Alliance for Zero-Emissions Aviation (AZEA),” Uibo added saying the membership both gives a vision of new trends and a chance to give an input.
“In the perspective of more sustainable aviation, our company’s long term goal is to grow in an environmentally responsible manner. Economic indicators for the aviation industry are on the rise. It is important that this growth would be empowered by a sustainable aviation fleet and working environment. This is also a goal the Nordic Aviation Group has set for itself. Both in Scandinavia and in the Baltics, sustainability and environmental protection have become an integral part of working culture on a daily basis. The Nordic countries have been a lighthouse here for the rest of the world,” Jan Palmer, the long-term CEO of the group commented on the value proposition and the taking place of the “Green Mornings” initiative.
According to Anneli Turkin, member of board of Tallinna Lennujaam AS , the Estonian aviation community as a whole does perceive its impact on the environment and works on a daily basis in order to find ways for investing into the environment. “Tallinn Airport has set itself the goal of becoming CO2-neutral by 2030. In reaching this goal co-operation with our partners is important and we believe that for a common goal, acting together we will reach the greatest and the most positive impact for the environment. Our “Green Morning” has shown, that topics related to sustainability and environment are important to the members of our community and that they represent a great will to give their input,” Turkin explained. She added all members present perceived the importance of sustainability and environmental protection have become more important than ever. She added that the expectations of both, employees and consumers include a presumption of a diminished future CO2 footprint.
“In order to work with sustainability issues, it is crucial to create a cooperation network with partners and constantly develop it. Since the sustainability issues are global, one must unite forces to deal with them. I am very happy that Tallinn Airport has brought on table an initiative of this kind. I hope that work in the various ad hoc groups of the “Green Mornings” initiative will give an outcome of a something more sustainable on a topic or another,” Kevin Uke, sustainability specialist at Nordic Aviation Group comments.
Inspiring ideas were exchanged in a roundtable by companies of the aviation community at Tallinn Airport, such as Nordic Aviation Group and Xfly, Rohetiigrid, DHL, Lennuliiklusteeninduse AS, Reitan Convenience AS, Baltic Rest, Köögikunst OÜ, Airport Retail, Naftelf Eesti AS, Sokisahtel.
The “Green Mornings” initative is a community event, where parties discuss topics, share best practices and map co-operation possibilities on issues such as energy saving, production of energy, giving up on single-use plastic and environment. The first “Green Mornings” roundtable took place on 2. December this year. In the long term the goal is to move towards a green and protected work- and living environment.