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Consuming responsibly

Supplier management

We have embedded sustainability requirements in our Supplier Code of Conduct. We prioritise suppliers who demonstrate ethical and sustainable practices, while delivering good value and quality. Where feasible, we source locally to keep a low carbon footprint.

With the scale of our worldwide operations, even a small change can make a big positive impact. We continue to work towards enhancing and expanding our sustainable procurement practices

Recycling initiatives
We recycle(Opens an external website in a new tab) more than 500,000 kilograms of plastic and glass from our flights arriving in Dubai in an average year. Cabin crew segregate used plastic and glass bottles from our flights, and in collaboration with Emirates Flight Catering, these items are sent to a recycling plant in Dubai.
Inflight initiatives

Emirates’ new range of Premium Economy and Economy Class amenity kits(Opens an external website in a new tab) are made from washable kraft paper and containing durable travel essentials made from alternative materials. Complimentary toy bags, baby amenity kits and plush toys are also made from recycled plastic bottles and other alternative materials. Belt bags, duffle bags and backpacks are fabricated from a yarn that is made from 100% recycled plastic bottles.

Emirates’ Economy Class blankets(Opens an external website in a new tab) are made from recycled material, each piece saves 28 plastic bottles from landfill. Our wooden tea and coffee stirrers, paper straws(Opens an external website in a new tab) and inflight retail bags are made using wood and paper from responsibly managed forests, and our digital menus in Economy Class saves 44 tonnes of paper per month.