Air France-KLM awarded the 2013 Climate Performance Leader prize
On 26 November, Air France-KLM was awarded the “2013 Climate Performance Leader” prize following the “Carbon Disclosure Project*” (CDP) survey conducted on behalf of over 700 corporate investors.
This award confirms our strategy by emphasizing the performance of the Group’s actions to reduce its carbon footprint, its capacity to adapt to changes brought about by climate change and the transparency of its actions.
This latest award places the Group among the nine French leaders distinguished among the top 250 French stock market capitalisations with the rating of 91 A.
Air France-KLM is concentrating on four main issues: reducing its environmental footprint, integrating sustainable development into its products and services, promoting a responsible human resources policy and contributing to the territories where the Group operates.
Among the innovative initiatives taken recently, KLM has operated long-haul flights using sustainable biofuel and both airlines have introduced a uniform recycling scheme. Air France has also continued investing in making its aircraft lighter, thus reducing its environmental impact.
The Air France-KLM group has been part of the DJSI since 2005 and is also integrated in the non-financial indexes Vigeo, ASPI, ESI Excellence and FTSE4Good. The Air France-KLM sustainable development report for 2012 can be consulted online at www.airfranceklm.com.
*The “Carbon Disclosure Project” is a global organization that evaluates companies’ commitment to taking the carbon performance of their activities into account.
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines was founded in 1919, making it the world’s oldest airline still operating under its original name. In 2004, Air France and KLM merged to form AIR FRANCE KLM. The merger produced the strongest European airline group based on two powerful brands and hubs – Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and Paris Charles de Gaulle. Retaining its own identity, the group focuses on three core businesses: passenger transport, cargo and aircraft maintenance.
In the Netherlands, KLM comprises the core of the KLM Group, which further includes KLM Cityhopper, transavia.com and Martinair. KLM serves all its destinations using a modern fleet and employs over 33,000 people around the world. KLM is a leader in the airline industry, offering reliable operations and customer-oriented products resulting from its policy of enthusiasm and sustainable innovation.
KLM is a member of the global SkyTeam airline alliance, offering customers an extensive worldwide network. The KLM network connects the Netherlands to every important economic region in the world and, as such, serves as a powerful driver for the economy.
SkyTeam is a global airline alliance providing customers from member airlines access to an extensive worldwide network offering more destinations, more frequencies and more connectivity. Passengers can earn and redeem Frequent Flyer Miles throughout the SkyTeam network. SkyTeam member airlines offer customers access to over 490 lounges worldwide.