COVID-19: A MESSAGE FROM ATLAS AIR WORLDWIDE

 

Environment

Reducing Resource Consumption

Reducing Resource Consumption
Reducing Resource Consumption

Environment

Reducing Resource Consumption

Atlas Air Worldwide is proactive on multiple fronts to minimize our facilities’ environmental footprint and reduce natural resources consumption. This includes meeting and exceeding the requirements of air quality, water and waste standards, recycling, and managing our energy usage.

Commitment to Protecting our Natural Resources

At the corporate level, we provide environmental compliance support, program management guidance, and auditing oversight to our facilities, including a highly detailed program for onboarding new sites and facilities. We are subject to a wide variety of regulations administered by numerous state, local, federal and foreign agencies.

Given our global operating network spanning nearly 400 destinations in almost 90 countries, implementation of our environmental programs is managed at the local level. In addition to our headquarters in Purchase, New York, we have operations centers near the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, at Anchorage International Airport in Alaska, and in Hong Kong; an operations hub and training center in Miami; and key logistics centers around the world.

Local Actions Make a Difference

Our facilities are involved in a variety of innovative, impactful initiatives, including:

  • Recycling and waste separation programs at our major facilities; among other things, this ensures that batteries and light bulbs are handled differently than other waste.
  • Corporate headquarters building (which the company leases and shares with another large tenant) that is LEED certified, receives a portion of its electricity from a solar field and has an ice farm as a source for air conditioning.
  • Energy use reduction systems, including LED lighting and high-efficiency HVAC systems, in all new facilities, including a new Operations Center in Northern Kentucky.
  • An oil can recycling program in Anchorage, where our local Polar Air Cargo team collects oil cans, including our partners’ and vendors’ cans, and recycles them at a local recycling center that we support. Polar Air Cargo is an Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. company that is 49% owned by DHL Express. Read more about how our Polar Air Cargo team pursues less waste for a better future.