Air France-KLM has published its 2020 Sustainable Development Report, which can be viewed online at https://sustainabilityreport2020.airfranceklm.com/en/.
This 100% digital report presents the strategy, commitments and actions undertaken by the Group in 2020 to accelerate its transition and make Air France-KLM a European leader in more sustainable air travel.
In 2020, air transport was hit by the biggest crisis in its history. Despite the economic difficulties, the Group has remained mobilized to achieve its ambitious objectives of reducing its environmental footprint.
By 2030, the Group will have halved its CO2 emissions per passenger/km compared to 2005 and will have achieved carbon neutrality for its ground operations.
To achieve this, short, medium and long-term levers are being activated, including fleet renewal and modernisation, the incorporation of sustainable aviation fuels and eco-piloting.
The Group is also strengthening its commitment to corporate social responsibility: all of the Group’s airlines are taking action to promote inclusion and diversity in all business lines through concrete actions aimed at fostering equal opportunities and well-being for all.
“The airline industry will continue to play an essential role in the years to come,” Benjamin SMITH, Chief Executive Officer of the Air France – KLM Group, said.
“I have every confidence in our ability to meet the challenges of our sector. The 76,000 employees of Air France – KLM are fully committed to making our Group a responsible European airline leader and enabling it to fully play its role as an accelerator of transitions.
“Airlines, aircraft manufacturers, airports, customers, partners: we must act collectively for the planet and invent the air travel of tomorrow, more responsible, creating sustainable value for all and continuing to connect people and cultures. “