TO LAND THE SUPREME AWARD YOU NEED THE RIGHT APPROACH
Congratulations Air New Zealand, EECA Awards 2012 Supreme Winner for outstanding use of energy Air New Zealand has flown off with the top accolade at the EECA Awards 2012, thanks to a concerted company-wide effort and some very clever thinking. Like ‘just-in-time’ refuelling to reduce fuel waste, and adding aerodynamic winglets to its 767s to increase fuel efficiency – all of which has helped cut fuel use by 15%. The airline saved more than $500m in fuel costs since starting its programme and cut CO2 emissions by 142,000 tonnes per year. Congratulations Air New Zealand, an excellent example of how Kiwi businesses can reap the benefits of better energy efficiency.