The Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) *, the main international index evaluating companies on their performance in terms of sustainable development, has, for the twelfth consecutive year, ranked Air France-KLM leader in the “Airlines” category. Air France-KLM is one of the 58 most responsible companies in the world, each in their own sector of activity.
“Just a few days before the ICAO’s General Assembly, which should lead to the adoption of a global agreement to offset CO2 emissions in the airline industry, illustrating the industry's efforts to reduce its environmental impact, this honour underlines our commitment to sustainable development”, declared Jean Marc Janaillac, Chairman and CEO of Air France-KLM.
“Every day, Air France does all it can to design the future of air transport. 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 company and each of its teams can be proud. We intend to maintain our leading position in the air transport industry” added Frédéric Gagey, Chairman and CEO of Air France.
“For KLM, our challenge is to find the right balance between offering our customers high-quality products and services and meeting our commitment of responsibility towards the environment in which we operate”, said Pieter Elbers, President and Chief Executive Officer of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines.
To integrate sustainable development 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 sustainable development 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.
Air France-KLM is continuing its innovative actions in favour of sustainable development, especially by integrating the principles of the circular economy into its operations and by developing sustainable alternative fuels for the air transport industry.
*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.