To achieve more sustainable and extended flights while prioritizing passenger well-being through responsible procurement

The Sustainable Airlines Initiative (SAI) is an EcoVadis-powered sector initiative created by a group of commercial aviation companies and their key global procurement organizations. Each SAI member is committed to continuously improving the ethical, social and environmental business standards of their suppliers across the industry’s value chain.

Members benefits

SAI members engage suppliers in their sustainability rating and improvement journey as a peer group. Participating in this process offers various benefits, such as:

  • Strengthen supplier outreach resulting in an increased coverage of the assessed supply base (higher supplier participation)
  • Expand visibility of the broader airline industry’s supply chain sustainability performance allowing more informed decisions
  • Enhance synergies in driving improvement with suppliers and third parties
  • Directly engage with industry peers and influential external stakeholders without infringing antitrust regulations.

Supplier benefits

If you have received a sustainability assessment request on behalf of a SAI, you are considered as a trading partner for at least one member of this Initiative. Engaging in this process offers various benefits, such as:

  • Increase efficiency through sharing their scorecard with many customers at once
  • Gain visibility of industry leaders’ commitment to go beyond compliance and drive sustainability efforts in partnership with trading partners like yourself
  • Strengthen long-term customer relationships and valuable information about your positioning in all aspects of sustainability
  • Accelerate improvement via access to focused capacity building and improvement activities

Within our initiative, companies can:

Capitalize on synergies
Learn and adopt best practices
Reduce workload and (avoid redundant, manual SAQs, etc.)
Concentrate on industry-specific criteria
Improve recognition and collaboration
Accelerate their sustainability journey

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Become a member

SAI membership is open to commercial airline companies that are committed to sustainability and fulfill the SAI membership requirements. As part of the application process, each applicant must present their case to the SAI Steering Committee.
There are two opportunities per year.