London, UK – 09 November 2022: As a further commitment to sustainable design and manufacturing, business class seating manufacturer Unum Aircraft Seating is joining the Green Cabin Alliance as its first seating manufacturer member.
Founded in 2022, the Green Cabin Alliance aims to decarbonise the industry by bringing together like-minded organisations involved in the design, manufacture, usage and disposal of parts and products for aircraft cabins and identifying strategies to sustainably operate.
Elina Kopola, Founder of the Green Cabin Alliance, says: “We recognise Unum’s commitment to local, sustainable manufacturing practices, and we believe the company to be an example of best practice in aviation. As an early adopter of the alliance, Unum’s input will be hugely valuable as we shape guidelines and educate the wider industry on the impact decarbonising the aircraft cabin can have on an airline’s overall carbon footprint.”
Chris Brady, CEO of Unum, says: “Aligning ourselves with the Green Cabin Alliance reinforces our sustainable mindset, something we are incredibly serious about. We must all do something to formalise, inform and grow our plans for sustainability and the alliance is pushing forward with all these objectives. Join now!”
As part of the company’s commitment to sustainable practices across the product lifecycle, Unum has developed a part marking system detailing end of life recycling details.
For more information on the association, visit the Green Cabin Alliance website.
The Green Cabin Alliance is a community interest company (CIC) founded in 2022 This new cross-industry group within the aircraft interiors supply chain advocates for aviation stakeholders to work together to decarbonise the design, manufacture and supply of aircraft cabin interiors.
Conceived and directed by a collective of likeminded individuals from within the cabin sector, the group is actively engaging with the challenge of creating a sustainable cabin through; awareness-building, connecting innovators, promoting greener materials and processes, encouraging full-life design, increasing supply chain transparency, building common language and improving carbon footprint reporting throughout the cabin value chain.