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12th consecutive DJSI listing as Most Sustainable Airline

KLM STORY

Published

9th Sep, 2016

For the 12th consecutive time, the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI)* has listed Air France together with KLM as the world’s most sustainable airline. Air France-KLM congratulates PostNL which took over the top ranking as Industry Group Leader in the broader Transportation sector, which includes air, rail, sea and road transportation, as well as airport operations. The DJSI is the most important international index rating the performance of companies in relation to sustainable development. It is encouraging to see that other businesses in the transport sector are doing more to improve their sustainability. Together, we are ensuring that our sector becomes sustainable.

International indicator

The DJSI is an international indicator for the performance of companies focusing on sustainability in their strategy and business operations. Every year, more and more participants report on their activities in the economic, environmental and social arena. This offers a broad overview of international sustainability development in these sectors. Together with Air France, KLM has in recent years shown that it is taking a leading role in putting sustainable development on the agenda in the airline industry.

Ongoing development

The airline industry is facing enormous challenges in terms of further enhancing sustainability in the future. KLM is seeking to strike the right balance between an efficient and qualitatively superior product for our customers and assuming responsibility for the environment in which we operate. KLM continue to pursue its objective of reducing its CO2 emissions per passenger by 20% in 2020, compared to 2011 levels.

Apart from investing in fuel-efficient aircraft and weight reductions on board, KLM is pioneering in the use of sustainable biofuel as another means of achieving the above objective. In 2016, KLM and its partners in the KLM Corporate BioFuel Programme succeeded in arranging a new series of biofuel flights. Until 2018, all KLM flights from Los Angeles to Amsterdam will be partly powered by sustainable biofuel made from used cooking oil.

KLM’s operations actively reflect broader Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) formulated by the United Nations to counteract serious issues such as climate change.

More information

You’ll find further information on Air France KLM’s sustainability policy in the interactive Air France KLM CSR report. Please visit the RobecoSam website for further information about DJSI listings.

*The DJSI is compiled by RobecoSAM, an international sustainable asset management expert that rates the sustainability performance of international companies. The DJSI lists the most efficient companies in the field of sustainable development.

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