Sustainable development: Air France-KLM world air transport leader in 2012
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- Air France-KLM airline leader for the 8th year running
- Air France-KLM leader of the “Transport and leisure” sector for the 4th year running
"This recognition of our commitment rewards the efforts of everyone in the group worldwide. To continue to ensure our mission of connecting people in a sustainable way, we must assume our responsibilities and reconcile economic performance, environmental respect and social progress.".
"The number one position of the annual Dow Jones Sustainability Index proves that KLM and Air France are still sector leaders on sustainability. Already for the eighth time in a row. You may understand that I am very proud of this position. It’s positive that others in our branch are also developing themselves in the field of sustainability. This makes it even more challenging to keep the nr.1 position ”.
The Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), the main international index evaluating companies on their performance in terms of sustainable development, has once again ranked Air France-KLM air transport leader for the year 2012, for the 8th year running.
Thanks to its performance, the group is also leader of the broader "Transport and leisure" sector for the fourth year running. This distinction ranks the 19 most responsible companies in the world, each in their own sector of activity.
Air France-KLM has been committed for many years to reducing its environmental impact, developing a responsible social policy and contributing to the development of territories where its aircraft take off and land every day. In 2011, the group operated the first commercial flights using sustainable biofuel, developed eco-design and the recycling of products served on board and supported numerous humanitarian programmes.
The DJSI is a benchmark in extra-financial ratings. It selects each year the 19 leading companies from among 2,500 international companies, following an analysis process by the Swiss group SAM (Sustainable Asset Management Indexes GmbH).
The Air France-KLM group has been part of the DJSI since 2005 and is also integrated in the non-financial indexes ASPI, Ethibel Sustainabilty Index (ESI) and FTSE4Good.
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.