September 10, 2014: For the 10th consecutive time, Air France-KLM is ranked as the most sustainable airline on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI)*, the world's leading index monitoring the performance of corporations in the area of sustainable development.
"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." - Camiel Eurlings, KLM President & CEO
For the 6th consecutive year, Air France-KLM is also the Industry Group Leader Transportation, which includes air, rail, maritime and road transport, as well as airport operations.
With this result, Air France-KLM maintains its position as one of the 24 most sustainable corporations in the world.
Air France-KLM focuses on four key themes: reducing its impact on the environment; integration of sustainable development in products and services; fostering of responsible personnel policy; and sustainable societal contributions in the areas where the Group is active.
As part of its latest innovative developments, KLM this year again operated a new series of flights using sustainable biofuel and, in December 2013, entered into a partnership with UNICEF. Developments surrounding the biofuel flights would not be possible without cooperation between KLM and various partners, including the Dutch chapter of the World Wide Fund for Nature (since 2007) and partners participating in the KLM's Corporate Biofuel Programme.
*The DJSI lists the most efficient corporations in the field of sustainable development, compiled by RobecoSAM, an international asset management organisation that assesses the sustainability performance of corporations. Link to pressrelease from RobecoSAM