PFAS (Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) is a group of chemicals that have been used in a range of industrial and consumer products for many decades, including fire-fighting foams. There is an increasing move away from these chemicals because they may pose a potential risk to human health and the environment. As part of our movement away from PFAS, we have installed aviation accredited PFAS free fire-fighting foam in the majority of Qantas Group sites.

All Qantas aircrafts meet or exceed the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) aircraft noise pollution standards. The Qantas Group approach to aircraft noise pollution management is consistent with four elements that have been recommended by ICAO, the international body responsible for setting and recommending aircraft noise standards and practices.

National pollution inventory

The National Pollutant InventoryOpens external site in a new window (NPI) provides the community, industry and government with free information about substance emissions in Australia. It has emission estimates for 93 toxic substances and the source and location of these emissions. Qantas Group is required under Commonwealth legislation to report our emissions and transfers across our Australian facilities annually to the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment.