Air Transat honoured by Quebec government

Air Transat has received certification by the Quebec government’s ICI ON RECYCLE! Program for its “environmental protection efforts and its exemplary waste-management practices.”Pierre Arcand, Quebec minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and Parks, honoured a total of 25 establishments from the Montreal and Laurentians regions during an official certification presentation ceremony in Montreal. “This is a significant recognition for our company,”said Allen B. Graham, president of both Transat Canada and Air Transat. “We have earned this distinction in large part because of the engagement of all our employees in the area of corporate responsibility, and especially because of our team effort to protect the environment.”The ICI ON RECYCLE! recognition program, created by the Quebec government in 2003 and managed by RECYC-QUÉBEC, aims to acknowledge the efforts of industries, commerces and institutions that have established exemplary waste-management measures. Air Transat has attained the program’s most stringent level (Level 3 – Performance), for having implemented measures to reduce, re-use, recycle and recover waste. This has allowed the company to achieve an overall recovery rate of over 80%.