Air France-KLM Named Airline Leader In The Dow Jones Sustainability Index For Eleventh Consecutive Year
For the eleventh consecutive year, the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI)*, the main international index evaluating companies on their performance in terms of corporate social responsibility, has ranked Air France-KLM leader in the “Airlines” category. For the seventh year, the Group is also leader of the broader “Transport” sector, including air, rail, sea and road transport as well as airport operations. Air France-KLM is one of the 24 most responsible groups in the world, each in their own sector of activity.
“Every day, Air France-KLM does all it can to design the future of air transport,” said Alexandre de Juniac, Chairman and CEO of Air France-KLM. We want the transport we provide to be caring, innovative and responsible. I am delighted with this award and this recognition by the DJSI. Our entire Group and each of its teams can be proud. We intend to maintain our leading position in the air transport industry.”
“The day of the launch of the UN Conference on Climate Change, COP21, of which Air France is a partner, this award highlights our longstanding commitment to corporate social responsibility,” added Frédéric Gagey, Chairman and CEO of Air France. This commitment is at the heart of our corporate strategy.”
“It’s an exceptional achievement, succeeding in maintaining our leading position for so long. It confirms not only that we assume responsibility as an employer, but also pursue innovation and take our responsibility with regard to the environment and society seriously,” said Pieter Elbers, Chairman and CEO of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. KLM has an established track record proving this.”
To integrate corporate social responsibility into its activities and operations, Air France-KLM is concentrating on four main issues:
– Reducing its environmental impact by optimizing operations, innovating with the supply chain and by involving all staff and the entire industry.
– Taking into account the challenges of corporate social responsibility throughout the service chain to provide customers with innovative and responsible products and services.
– Promoting a responsible human resources policy and encouraging personal development to ensure the motivation and professionalism of employees.
– Contributing to the economic and social development of the territories where the Group operates.
Among the innovating initiatives taken recently, Air France-KLM is continuing its initiatives in terms of biofuel by operating several flights using sustainable biofuel and encouraging the industry to create a market for biofuel. The Group has also invested in the eco-design of inflight products to reduce its CO2 emissions.
*The DJSI includes the most efficient companies in terms of sustainable development, selected by RobecoSAM, a global asset management company that assesses corporate sustainability. A member of the DJSI since 2005, the Group is also included in the non-financial indexes NYSE Euronext Vigeo, Ethibel and FTSE4Good.