LATAM Cargo awarded environmental prize

UK-based media outlet Freightweek has recognized LATAM Cargo Chile as “the most sustainable cargo airline of the year in the Americas”. This distinction was announced at the publication’s 2024 Sustainability Awards event. The accolade recognized the airline’s efforts in the areas of circular economy, its multiple shared value initiatives and its advancements in limiting global warming.

The award considers outstanding airlines in the sector that are leading the way towards a more sustainable air cargo industry. On this occasion, the LATAM Cargo brand stood out against its competitors in its category, being selected by industry voters as the winner for presenting the most outstanding sustainability initiatives.

“For us, sustainability is one of the highest priorities of the industry. We have set ambitious goals for ourselves as we believe it is crucial to move towards carbon neutrality with a circular economic model and to support the communities where we operate. We proudly accept this recognition as the most sustainable cargo airline group in the Americas, as it reaffirms that we are on the right path and drives us to continue working strongly in our commitment to the environment and society,” said Cristina Oñate, VP of Sustainability and Product at LATAM Cargo Chile on the occasion of the event.

Nominations started in early 2024, with 1,200 companies participating in 17 different categories, including sustainability awards for entities such as airports, cargo airlines, handling operators, freight forwarders, among others. Five finalists were selected for each category from the candidates. LATAM Cargo Chile stood out as the only South American cargo airline among them, and the only winner.

LATAM, along with its cargo and passenger affiliates, has set ambitious goals, attempting to reduce and offset the equivalent of 50% of domestic greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, as part of its ongoing journey towards carbon neutrality by 2050. The scheme is based on the carrier’s sustainability strategy decided in May 2021, aimed at upping its commitment to protecting strategic ecosystems of South America, transitioning to a zero waste-to-landfill model by 2027, and making its connectivity capacity available for the benefit of the region’s communities.

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