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TIACA Announces the 4th Air Cargo Sustainability Awards is Open for Applications

The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) announced that the fourth edition of the Air Cargo Sustainability Awards is now open for applications. The competition aims to recognize outstanding businesses and industry initiatives leading the way to a more sustainable air cargo industry. CHAMP Cargosystems, a leading industry IT solution provider, has generously committed to continue sponsoring these awards.

“We are proud to continue supporting TIACA by exclusively sponsoring the Global Sustainability Awards for the Air Cargo sector. Now in their 4th year, they have been successful in pioneering Sustainability, raising awareness, and placing it high on the industry’s agenda.  Past winners can inspire us to do even more, so that with continued commitment and hard work, Sustainability is no longer an add-on, but moves to the core of our businesses. By building stronger corporate cultures, and investing in new Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives, we will create the positive impact that is needed for the generations yet to come,” comments Chris McDermott, CEO of CHAMP Cargosystems.

TIACA is calling for applications demonstrating solutions and practices making positive change in any of the areas that align with the eight key objectives for a sustainable air cargo found in TIACA’s Sustainability Roadmap.  


  • Decarbonize

  • Eliminate waste

  • Protect biodiversity


  • Support local economies and communities

  • Improve lives and well being

Culture & Leadership

  • Improve efficiencies and profitability

  • Attract, retain and develop employees

  • Build and nurture partnerships

This year, we will once again award two categories of leadership in sustainability:

Corporate Prize will recognize an established corporation, an international organization or a scholar with a long-standing presence in the cargo community.

The Start-Up and Small Business Prize will recognize and encourage young growing as well as small businesses building their presence in air cargo industry:

Winner: USD 10’000

Two runners-up: USD 2’500 each

While the Corporate Prize is focused on recognition and support; we want to specifically recognize and support The Start-Up and Small Business finalists that may need the financial support to get things up and running with a cash prize.

All shortlisted candidates will also be recognized with access to exclusive TIACA events and speaking opportunities, publicity in TIACA’s communication and networking opportunities.

“We are excited to be launching another edition of the Air Cargo Sustainability Awards. The past few years we have had a lot of strong applications submitted and we are excited to see all of the innovation and progress our industry has been making. We look forward to receiving this year’s applications that focus on the eight core objectives of our Sustainability Roadmap as we feel this is the path our industry needs to follow in order to become a sustainable industry.” Steven Polmans, Chairman, TIACA

A panel of independent industry and sustainability experts will select the winner of the Corporate Category and 3 finalists in the Start-Up/Small Business Category. The award finalists will be invited to present their solutions at the Air Cargo Forum, November 8-10, 2022 in Miami Florida.

Applications will be accepted from April 21 through September 2, 2022.

More information on the TIACA Air Cargo Sustainability Award webpage.

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