Travel & tourism industry hiring for sustainable practices: GlobalData

ESG-related jobs pick up in airports & aviation companies
2024-05-17
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Travel & tourism industry hiring for sustainable practices: GlobalData
Travel & tourism industry hiring for sustainable practices: GlobalData

Airline and airport companies are posting some senior/mid-level environmental, social, and governance (ESG)-related jobs for initiatives around business operations

A study by GlobalData, a business data aggregator and analysis firm, says that there is an increasing number of people with environmental, social and governance (ESG) responsibilities in travel and tourism companies.
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A notable shift is underway in the travel and tourism industry as companies are increasingly prioritising sustainable practices, energy efficiency, waste reduction, and conservation efforts in their hiring strategies. Against this backdrop, airline and airport companies are posting some senior/mid-level environmental, social, and governance (ESG)-related jobs for initiatives around business operations. These are some of the findings as per a report released by GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.

In a press statement, GlobalData says that as per its report, the “Sustainability Manager” role at Ryanair Holdings monitors and reports fuel usage and CO2 emissions for compliance reporting such as the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS), UK Emissions Trading Scheme (UK ETS), or Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) and identifies the best strategies to reduce carbon intensity and optimise fuel costs.

It adds that at Air Canada, the “Manager, Sustainable Procurement” looks at sustainable procurement as the integration of ESG criteria and CSR principles into traditional procurement processes and decisions to manage the implementation of the Sustainable Procurement Roadmap.

Similarly, “Director – Environmental Sustainability” of United Airlines implements environmental sustainability strategies as part of its overall global dedication to zero out greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050 without relying on voluntary carbon offsets.

“The ESG-related hiring is likely to increase as companies build internal resources to manage compliance with new reporting standards, decarbonise their operations and supply chains, and develop low-carbon products and services,” says Sherla Sriprada, Business Fundamentals Analyst at GlobalData.

The other similar roles highlighted by GlobalData include “Senior Sustainable Fuels Consultant” at Southwest Airlines that looks at the development, execution, and evolution of Southwest’s sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) strategy and goals. This role focuses on vetting SAF opportunities, negotiating SAF offtakes, owning SAF relationships, and driving sustainable fuel opportunities to achieve Southwest’s announced decarbonisation goals.

At WestJet Airlines, the “Programme Manager – Environmental Services” develops, implements, manages and ensures continuous improvement of the WestJet Group’s Environmental Management System to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and industry best practices through interpretation of legislation and guidelines, interacting with provincial, national, and international regulators and enforcement of the policy.

The “Sustainability Manager – Carbon” at Gatwick Airport leads the approach to reduce aircraft and surface access emissions with appropriate industry bodies and schemes, such as Sustainable Aviation, Jet Zero, and the Department for Transport (DfT) to achieve Net Zero aviation.

“Director of Engineering, Decarbonisation & Operational Support SEAK & JAPAC” of InterContinental Hotel is a newly created role to provide direction & support to IHG’s ‘Existing Portfolio’ of Managed & Franchised Hotels in the areas of sustainability and decarbonisation in line with “2030 Journey to Tomorrow” decarbonisation ambitions. The role looks after a large geographic area of South East Asia, Australasia, Pacific and Japan.

“These roles not only reflect a commitment to environmental and social responsibility but also represent strategic investments in long-term sustainability. As the industry navigates the complexities of decarbonisation and environmental stewardship, the expertise and leadership provided by these roles will be essential in driving meaningful change and fostering a more sustainable future for travel,” says Sripada.

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