Environmental reporting of airlines in the Asia Pacific Region

Lui Ming Mak, Wai Hung Chan

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This study investigates environmental reporting in the Asia Pacific airline sector. The findings indicate that only five airlines (all in four developed countries in the region) have published standalone environmental reports. The environmental reports of those five airlines were examined, using the assessment model developed by Adams (1998). Fifteen elements from Adams' framework plus one additional element were employed to analyse the content of the reports. At least 69% of the 16 elements were mentioned in the reports. Comparisons of environmental policy statements and environmental management systems used by the airlines were also made. Mak & W.W. Chan.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)618-628
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Sustainable Tourism
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 11 Dec 2006


  • Airlines
  • Asia Pacific
  • Environmental Management System
  • Environmental policy statement
  • Environmental reporting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management

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