Sustainable Transport

 The offering of alternative transportation methods for crew and staff will contribute toward driving efficiencies for the environment

The Emirates Group ground fleet consists of a large number of vehicles and other equipment. The Group’s Central Services department has initiated a number of programmes to conserve fuel including purchasing replacement vehicles with smaller engine sizes and more efficient planning and use of vehicles, such as reducing the number of empty trips. In February 2014, the Central Services department won awards for Mobility Management and Environment Conservation at the Dubai Awards for Sustainable transport for their achievements in overhauling the staff transportation service. Their project increased the number of staff carried on the service from 7,580 to 8,500 and improved its on-time performance, while reducing the distance driven by 9%, significantly cutting the number of buses used, and reducing CO2 emissions by an estimated 2,500 tonnes a year.