OneWeb joins The Earth & Space Sustainability Initiative board
October 11, 2022
OneWeb has announced it will join the Board of Directors of The Earth & Space Sustainability Initiative to establish the first-ever industry-led kitemark, dedicated to responsible space practices. Maurizio Vanotti, Vice President of Global New Markets at OneWeb, will represent the company on the inaugural Board of Directors for the Institute.
The Earth & Space Sustainability Initiative and kitemark was announced at the start of the United Nation’s World Space Week 2022. In addition to OneWeb, the Board of Directors will include representatives from leaders in the satellite and space industry, academia, government and the private sector.
Maurizio Vanotti, VP of Global New Markets, OneWeb, commented: “I am honoured to represent OneWeb on the Board of The Earth & Space Sustainability Initiative. At OneWeb, we recognise how critical collaboration is for safeguarding the Space Commons, and we are excited to work with our fellow leaders to ensure that Space can remain a valuable and sustainable asset for future generations. The kitemark will be an important measurement in supporting space sustainability and safety as the industry grows and expands, and we are proud to support keeping the UK at the forefront of sustainable innovation in orbit.”