Air transport affects biodiversity indirectly through CO2 emissions, as well as through impact related to inflight food production.
Air France and KLM serve a total of 85 million meals and snacks per year. Given the amount of products needed to produce these meals, the choices made regarding catering products can significantly impact biodiversity.
Air France and KLM favor:
- local, seasonal and responsible products
- organic and AOP/AOC (Protected Designation of Origin) products
- Eco-labeled products
Partnering for biodiversity
Air France and KLM are involved in conservation projects:
The forest conservation project in Madagascar (PHCF), supported by Air France since 2008 and co-funded by the French Development Agency (AFD) and the French Global Environment Facility (FFEM) contributes to the development of local communities while protecting the biodiversity of the island.
As part of its partnership with WWF-NL, KLM financially supports three conservation programs: the Coral Triangle in Indonesia, the Bonaire Marine Park and the APRA program in the Amazon.
HOP ! Biodiversity
This project aims to assess biodiversity around airports, identify best practices and promote natural resource management, within the constraints of airport operations taking place.
A study was carried out on four volunteer airports in France by HOP!’s scientific committee, which is made up of researchers and multidisciplinary academics. The initiative, which brought together HOP! staff, airports and local stakeholders is set to continue, with the aim of getting other partners involved in the shift to a green economy.