COLLABORATION FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF SUSTAINABLE INFLIGHT SERVICE SOLUTIONS

THE GLOBAL FOCUS OF THE AVIATION SUSTAINABILITY FORUM

4.5BN

ANNUAL PASSENGERS (2019)

5

REGIONS

14

PARTNERS

5

UN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

Welcome to the Aviation sustainability forum.

Matt Crane

Founding Partner

We are a group who collaborates to make recommendations and provide solutions based on relevant research & studies.

 

The statistics for addressing aviation sustainability are compelling and demand immediate and critical evaluation to put in place sustainability standards for our sector. The carbon footprint of our sector is significantly increased through every flight we take – just one return trip to New York generates 1.3 tonnes of carbon (source: Atmosfair) and requires each returning passenger to cycle everywhere for a year, and to go vegan, if they want to successfully offset their carbon contribution from this one return journey.

 

Food waste, packaging, print media, duty free, buy-on-board services and amenities collectively generate over 6,000,000 tonnes of waste a year . By far the majority goes to landfill and incineration due to a waste regulatory framework that is not fit for purpose and needs challenging and change to allow for safe waste recovery and increased circularity (Source: IATA Cabin Waste Handbook 2017).

 

If aviation recovers to the predicted growth pre-pandemic and doubles by 2030 there will be 8.58Bn passengers annually. If our sector does not successfully introduce strategies to reduce the carbon it generates from all its operational activity whilst other industries and transportation go further to meet their respective targets , aviation’s contribution to the total sweep of CO2 emissions could grow from 2% to 25% by 2050. (Source: Grantham Institute of Climate Change @ ASF Conference, Oct. 2019)  

 

Progress is being made in the development of more sustainable aircraft and Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) to ensure this statistic does not become a reality but for too long suppliers, caterers and airlines have developed and used new sustainable Inflight Services solutions to achieve a competitive advantage when positioning alternative products and services to their passengers rather than developing standardised best practices for all. Given the scale of the problem of cabin waste globally and the urgency of the climate change crisis this can no longer be viewed as acceptable practice.

 

As a collective force, the ASF is committed to bringing together companies and organisations from across the inflight services supply chain to collaborate by sharing knowledge and data and commissioning research to develop sustainable solutions and standards that are supported by our industries governing bodies and adopted by the entire aviation sector.

 

This will be a move from COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE to COLLABORATIVE ADVANTAGE for which we seek your engagement and timely assistance to ensure a sustainable future for the global inflight services sector.

What the ASF do

What we do

We share openly with the inflight services’ industry as a whole scientific guidance and recommendations regarding environmental, societal and governance sustainability issues.

How we do it

Who we are

We are a not-for-profit organisation made up of stakeholders and guided by principals from across the inflight services supply chain.

Who we are

How we do it

Our Members share their knowledge and resources to identify solutions to complex sustainability problems and champion their adoption by the entire inflight service sector. Our network partners share their knowledge and resources to identify solutions to complex sustainability problems and champion their adoption by the entire inflight service sector.

Join Us

BECOME A PART OF THE SUSTAINABILITY DISCUSSION


And actively play a role in identifying best practices, that are good for the planet, people and the future

YOUR MEMBERSHIP AS PART OF YOUR ESG PROGRAM


Incorporate and align your ASF membership in your Corporate Sustainability programs

IMPROVE THE PASSENGER EXPERIENCE, OUR INDUSTRIES REPUTATION AND SAVE RESOURCES


By ensuring all inflight services passenger experiences are made from a standard set of sustainable resources using ethical methods of manufacture and sourcing.

Our partners

OUR PLEDGE TRACKER

SO FAR RAISED $126,000 FROM OUR $650,000 TARGET

FROM OUR FOLLOWING PARTNERS

ASF NEWSROOM

Speakers at our 9th February 2022 Webcast

The ASF hosted its first event of 2022 in February. The online event was extremely well attended by over 40 of the world’s leading airlines, caterers, suppliers and industry governing bodies including the ACA, ACI, IFSA and IATA.

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IFSA & ASF partner to address aviation sustainability

Sustainability has been identified as a priority for the aviation industry by leaders in the space. The International Flight Services Association (IFSA) and the Aviation Sustainability Forum (ASF) as aligned stakeholders can bring the aviation sector together to collaborate and develop sector wide inflight solutions that can not only support the march of sustainability within aviation, but provide valuable insights and reputational benefit for both organizations, as well as for the industry at large.

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ASF Project 1 Phase 1 report available for download