Group (MAG) has joined the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) initiative to promote responsible business practices and
advance Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
As the first aviation company in Malaysia to join the
initiative, MAG will align its operations and
strategies to the UNGC Ten Principles which outline the business’
core human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption
Through this global initiative, MAG expects to
benefit from access to local and global sustainability tools and
resources; and by implementing culture and talent development programmes, including the incorporation of the UN Global Compact
Academy, into the learning syllabus to increase awareness and
deepen group-wide engagements in sustainability.
Malaysia Airlines A350 reg: 9M-MAD. Picture by Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com
Executive Director of UN Global Compact Network Malaysia & Brunei
(UNGCMYB) said “We are delighted to welcome Malaysia Aviation
Group (MAG) to the United Nations Global Compact. As a sector that
plays a critical role in connecting people and driving economic
growth, the aviation industry has a unique opportunity to lead the
way in sustainable business practices. We look forward to working
together to create a more sustainable future for all.”
Since the launch of its Sustainability Blueprint in April
2021, MAG has continued to accelerate its sustainability agenda. In addition to supporting the United Nations’
13th SDG (Climate Action), nitiatives target three other
SDGs: Goal 5 (Gender Equality), Goal 7 (Affordable and Clean
Energy), and Goal 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production).
In the near term, MAG will focus on four
priorities to achieve net-zero from the ground up through measures
taken within all its operations, including implementing fuel
efficiency programmes such as sustainable aviation fuel.
initiatives include the carbon accounting project, which tracks
the Group’s GHG emissions to help develop a decarbonisation
strategy and mitigation plan; the fuel efficiency plan, fleet
renewal programme, the installation of solar panels; waste
management programme and utilisation of Electrical Vehicles to
reduce ground carbon emission in near future.
MAG has also committed to increasing female employees in
technical roles and reduce income inequality in line with its
commitment to IATA’s 25by2025 initiative to strengthen and improve
female representation within its organization and the wider
“We are pleased to join the United Nations Global
Compact to strengthen our commitment in adopting sustainable
business practices, joining a growing list of more than 20,000
companies in over 160 countries who have committed to the UNGC’s
Ten Principles and share the same values and goals for a
sustainable future,” said Captain Izham Ismail, Group Chief Executive Officer of MAG.
“Beyond achieving our net-zero goal, we believe
that partnerships and collaborations will be essential to
propelling our efforts holistically and delivering a positive
impact on the environment, society, and governance, and chart our
way forward for long-term success.”
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