TIACA Launches BlueSky Program Desktop Verification Pilots 


The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) announces the kick-off of a number of desktop verification pilots for the BlueSky program, the industry’s first sustainability assessment, validation and verification program. 

Following the announcement of the launch of the BlueSky Program at the March Executive Summit, we have kicked off the pilot phase of the desktop verification module with the help of Astral Aviation, CSC India and Swissport.

The pilot participants are expected to complete the desktop verification over the next several weeks. Participants have already had a preparatory call with the validator and are currently completing the questionnaire and compiling submission documents. Once the questionnaire and evidence is submitted a formal assessment will begin and participants will have individual briefings to discuss their results and personalized Dashboards.

We are excited to see the next step of the BlueSky Program realized. The pilot phase of the desktop verification is the beginning of real change and it will ultimately allow companies to assess and verify the progress of their own Sustainability Journey. To be able to provide the industry with transparency on such an important topic such as Sustainability is a game changer and we look forward to seeing the impact it has on our industry.” Steven Polmans.

The BlueSky Program is a tool that the air cargo industry can use to track their sustainability progress, benchmark against peers and accelerate the industry’s transformation.

The BlueSky Program aims to benefit not just the individual companies, but future partners and the air cargo industry at large by providing a common vision, transparency, a license to operate and grow businesses responsibly as well as an improved image of the air cargo industry.

The launch and release of the BlueSky Assessment Guidelines was the first step on this journey. We expect the participants of the Pilot to be given clear insight on where their companies stand in creating a sustainable future. We will then commence the next phase of our journey by launching the BlueSky Desktop Verification for the entire industry followed by the Onsite Validation module early next year.” Glyn Hughes, TIACA Director General.

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