Get to know our management team and members

SAI is coordinated by the EcoVadis Sector Initiative team and a dedicated EcoVadis Program Manager.

Steering Committee

The Steering Committee is SAI’s highest decision-making body. It comprises Executive Procurement Leaders’ representatives from each SAI member company. Every member assigned a program referent to SAI. The members meet monthly or quarterly, depending on the projects in progress.

Jurriaan Lombaers
CPO, Air France KLM
Heather Ostis
VP Global Supply Chain, Delta
Caz Johnson
Procurement Director, Virgin Atlantic

Program managers

Eric Lips
Sustainable Procurement Expert, Air France KLM
Kait Grier
Supply Chain Sustainability Manager, Delta
Megan Welch
Sustainability Manager, Virgin Atlantic

Coordination office

Annette Quincy
Sector Initiative Director at Ecovadis
Laura Gondelmann
Sector Initiatives Program Manager at Ecovadis


The Sustainable Airlines Initiative (SAI) currently has three members.

Prospective members shall

  • Fit the industry profile of the members of the Sector Initiative
  • Have a sustainable procurement vision and a first set of associated time-bound goals
  • Sign an EcoVadis Enterprise Agreement with the Sector Initiative membership addendum
For more details, see the documents below:

Application process

  1. Interview with EcoVadis Sector Initiative Program Manager
  2. Conduct the EcoVadis Sustainable Procurement Maturity Assessment
  3. CPO/CSO Interview with the EcoVadis Sector Initiative Director
  4. CPO/CSO presentation to the Initiative Members
  5. Potential objections from existing members will be vetted by the EcoVadis senior management team and must be evidence based

Become a member

SAI membership is open to commercial airline companies that are committed to sustainability and fulfill the SAI membership requirements. As part of the application process, each applicant must present their case to the SAI Steering Committee.
There are two opportunities per year.