For the fourth consecutive year, LATAM Airlines Group was included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and recognized among a select group of leading companies in sustainability for their economic, social and environmental performance focused on the long term.
LATAM Airlines Group has been part of the “DJSI Emerging Markets” index since 2012, and for the second consecutive year, together with the Air France-KLM Group, is one of only two airlines currently listed in the DJSI World Index.
“Being added once again to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, and in its highest category, confirms our daily commitment of being a transparent and responsible company for our clients and investors, while playing an important role in the development of Latin America. We are happy to see that more companies from the region were listed on the ‘DJSI Emerging Markets Index,’ proving that we are undoubtedly on the right path in terms of our sustainability performance,”said Enrique Cueto, CEO of LATAM Airlines Group.
LATAM Airlines Group is currently the only company based in Chile listed in the DJSI World Index. Only 12 other companies from the region were listed on this index, six from Brazil and six from Colombia.
ASPECTS AND CRITERIA MEASURED BY THE DOW JONES SUSTAINABILITY INDEX
The Dow Jones Sustainability Index evaluates economic, social and environmental criteria for the companies its selects, including: Social Reporting, Development of Human Capital, Commitment to Stakeholders, Corporate Governance and Compliance, Trust, Environmental Reporting and Management, Efficiency and Customer Relations Management, among others.
LATAM Airlines Group has the ability of generating great value to passengers through the destinations it serves, its people that make up the Company and its environmental responsibility. As such, one of their main goals is to support the development of South America and preserve its cultural and natural heritage by promoting sustainable tourism and NGOs in the region.
In the environmental category, LATAM Airlines Group focuses on Operational Eco-Efficiency and Climate Change Strategy; therefore, the company focuses on efficient fuel use management and reduction of its CO2 emissions, achieving one of the lowest CO2 emission rates per passenger mile in the global airline industry.
The DJSI World Index invites the 2,500 companies with the best financial performance in the world, measured by market capitalization by the S&P Global Broad Market Index, which covers 59 industries in 47 countries. Of the companies invited, 317 were added to the DJSI World Index, including LATAM Airlines Group.
The evaluation system is based on the “Best in Class” logic and elects the companies with the best performance in their industry each year. In the last four years, LATAM Airlines Group was the only airline listed on the DJSI Emerging Markets Index in the “Travel & Leisure” category for its leadership in terms of corporate sustainability.