Corporate Social Responsibility - World Flight Services : WFS WORLDWIDE FLIGHT SERVICES

Corporate Social Responsibility

Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG)

In 2022, WFS launched ‘Our Sustainable Flight Path’ to steer the next level of our strategy and support the responsible growth of our global airport and aviation services operations. This roadmap has been created to coordinate, build upon, and accelerate the numerous sustainability projects across our network.

‘Our Sustainable Flight Path’ provides us with a social and governance strategy which looks after our people, our customers, and our planet, and is true to our WFS core values.

This strategy is driven by a dedicated committee of managers from all areas of the business and its goals are based on four key pillars: global air cargo logistics leader, preferred employer, decarbonisation ally, community partner. Our ESG committee will be supported by regional sustainability ambassadors operating on the ground at a local level.

Below are some examples from our subsidiaries in North America, Bangkok and Hong Kong.

Converting to biodegradable plastic wrapping

Converting to BioNatur PlasticTM biodegradable stretch wrap for cargo handling in North America, we reduced landfill by the equivalent of 68 million plastic bottles in just 12 months. This new sustainable stretch wrap biodegrades significantly quicker than regular plastic. It contains 1% organic, food-safe propriety additive that allows anaerobic bacteria to digest
the plastic in a landfill. Outside of a landfill the plastic has an indefinite shelf life and performs exactly like traditional
plastic products.

We plan to implement a similar product for our cargo stations in EMEAA in 2022.

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Suvarnabhumi Airport Cleaning Day

Initiated by Bangkok Flight Services (BFS), ‘Suvarnabhumi Airport Cleaning Day’ is organised each year to raise environmental awareness for the surroundings of the airport. The event has been organised for the last seven years, and more than 10 private and public organisations based at Suvarnabhumi Airport now take part. The day helps strengthen the relationship between aviation partners while raising awareness for the community in which these companies operate in. ‘Suvarnabhumi Airport Cleaning Day’ is now recognised as one of BFS’ key annual social activities as it brings together colleagues who are committed to creating a better and more welcoming airport.

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Hong Kong’s Green Power Hike

WFS Hong Kong has participated in the Green Power Hike since 2016. The event is an annual fund-raising event first held in 1994, intended to inspire people to better appreciate the natural environment. Each year the event provides its 3,000 participants with an excellent opportunity to learn more about the ecology of Hong Kong and support local environmental initiatives.

WFS Hong Kong takes part in the Aviation and Airport Services Cup of the hike, which sees teams from the aviation and services sector race against each other. Each team, comprised of three to four members, has the choice between a 10km, 25km or 50km route and makes a monetary donation. All proceeds from the race are used to fund environmental education in schools and local communities.

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