As headset styles evolve, Jo Austin reports on how sustainability is moving up the agenda with customer-focused airlines showing a growing preference for rotable headsets and recycling over the disposable earbud.
The article talks about how over-ear, banded headsets not only perform better, in terms of comfort and sound quality, but give financial and environmental benefits over their single-use counterparts. Focusing on the product's full-life cost, rather than a unit cost and investing in more durable onboard products (and ditching disposables) is key, especially when industry surveys and Skytrax ratings show passengers on flights of over 2 hours prefer the over-ear, banded style of headset!
Read more on pages 69 - 71 in September's Issue of Onboard Hospitality.
MNH is thrilled to be working with the team at Etihad Airways; providing a consolidated Laundry Service spanning Europe and Australasia, initially across 5 major ports. MNH’s consolidated service will deliver procurement efficiencies, single point of contact whilst managing daily operational service levels.
Operating as an extension to the inflight service team, MNH’s global network and specialist laundry management IT platform; ROTIX will standardise Etihad’s laundry supply chain, driving costs by reducing wash volumes and inventory usage.
MNH continues to expand its global laundry reach adding Etihad to a long list of premium carriers looking to reduce resource cost and improve management information in this area.
Contact us for more information about our Global Laundry Service.
MNH features in the news - read the blog by Zero Waste Week founder Rachelle Strauss! #zerowasteweek
MNH's very own 'womble' Matt Rance is interviewed by The Telegraph's Gavin Haines. It's an interesting read...
MNH recently featured in The Sun newspaper in Australia on 19th August 2017.
Two of our Australian facilities have been recognised for their high performing work teams winning MNH's Refurbisher of the Year Award. A team from disability enterprise, Bindi Enterprises, Lifestyle Solutions (Bindi) in Alice Springs. The team share the award with a team at Darwin Correctional Centre who has won MNH's Refurbisher of the Year for the second consecutive year. The Sun newspaper were reporting on these awards following our celebration of International Day of the World's Indigenous People's on 9th August.
Our Headset Refurbishing Programme provides supported employment opportunities at Bindi for people living with disability. The work creates structure, empowers people and enables a foundation for reform for the inmates at Darwin's facility. The skills gained by the workers assists their transition and contribution to mainstream societal living. The fact that their work contributes to a significant reduction in landfill provides them with an added motive for involvement.
The team’s work at these facilities involves sorting, testing, sanitising and packaging headsets to airline specification and is quality checked by vetted staff before being returned in pristine condition to the supply chain.
We offer our clients the choice of using our in-house teams but MNH actively promotes the support of these unique sectors. Working with these sectors network wide provides a consistent, high-quality output whilst teaching back-to-work skills and providing a sense of worth.
All our partner workforces are paid at least minimum wage; a proportion goes to the individual whilst the remainder goes towards the charity/prison running costs, which in turn reduces the burden on the tax payer.
Our work with disability enterprises has provided work for over 1,000 employees and 600+ rehabilitating offenders have also benefited from our programme.
Congratulations to both teams from all at MNH.