Air India celebrates World Environment Day

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Air India is set to celebrate World Environment Day on 5th June, 2015, highlighting the theme: "SWACHH BHARAT IS A SWASTH BHARAT", in sync with our Hon'ble Prime Minister’s vision for "Swachh Bharat”- A Clean India.

Always committed to the cause of environment protection, Air India, will continue to carry out a series of environment protection initiatives this year, too, with the active participation of Air Indians with a mission to clean their surroundings & environment.

Employees are to observe "No Cars Day” by leaving their cars at home and using public transport system for that day on 5th June 2015. Besides, Air Indians will observe aNo Plastics Day by not only desisting to use plastic bags which pose health and environment hazards but also dissuade others from using such bags.

Air India CMD Mr Rohit Nandan has appealed to all Air Indians to "join hands and switch off non-essential lights in our buildings, offices and homes between8.30 pm to 9.30 pm to observe ‘Earth Hour’, to support the unique movement of energy conservation to save the Earth. Let us all hold our hands and move forward in the right direction to conserve nature and pass on the benefits to our next generation."

The Environment Management System (EMS) team of Air India has been awarded with the "National Energy Conservation Awards in 2009, 2011 and 2013”, for its achievement in Energy Conservation by the Ministry of Power. It also won the "Earth Care Award-2011” for excellence in climate change mitigation and adaptation, from "The Times of India & JSW Foundation”. The latest award received by our EMS team is the "Quality Excellence Award for Environmental Sustainability” in February, 2015.

Tree Plantation will also be carried out in selected Air India offices.