The Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), the main international index evaluating companies on their performance in terms of sustainable development, has, for the tenth consecutive year, ranked Air France-KLM leader in the “Airlines” category.
Moreover, Air France-KLM is also leader of the broader "Transport" sector, including air, rail, sea and road transport as well as airport operations.
In this way, Air France-KLM joins the 24 most responsible countries in the world, each in their own sector of activity.
“I am delighted that Air France-KLM has once again been named leader by the DJSI. This recognition rewards the commitment of the Group, which every day aims to reconcile economic performance, social progress and environmental awareness” said Alexandre de Juniac, Chairman and CEO of Air France-KLM.
“Aware of the leading role we play in this field, we place social and environmental commitment at the heart of our corporate strategy” added Frédéric Gagey, Chairman and CEO of Air France.
“I am very proud that, in the year we celebrate KLM’s 95th anniversary, we have been ranked the most sustainable airline in our industry for the 10th consecutive year. We take pride in this achievement, which confirms that we take our responsibility with regard to environmental and societal impact seriously.” said Camiel Eurlings, KLM President & CEO.
To integrate sustainable development into its activities and operations, Air France-KLM is concentrating on four main issues: reducing its environmental impact, integrating sustainable development into its products and services, promoting a responsible human resources policy and contributing to the 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. 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.
The Air France-KLM sustainable development report for 2013 can be consulted online www.airfranceklm.com