For a second year in a row, we’ve been ranked No. 1 for North American aviation on the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI). We also received top scores for corporate governance and efficiency.
But what does this really mean?
It means we take our commitment to flying greener seriously. From the millions of gallons of fuel we save to the tiny plastic straws we eliminate, it all matters.
We also strive to operate and grow in ways that create value for our employees, guests and the communities we serve. Our future success depends on what we pour into our people – not just the fuel we pour into our planes.
“Being recognized as a leader in sustainability is something we take great pride in,” said Kirk Myers, Alaska Airlines Director of Sustainability. “We care about running a great airline and making a positive impact on the places and people we serve. When we’re at our best, we do so in ways that strengthen our business and accelerate our growth.”
Each year, the 3,400 companies included in the Index answer up to 120 questions focusing on environmental, economic, and social factors relevant to the companies’ success. The study has found that companies with strong performance in these areas are set up for long-term success. In other words, they’re sustainable.
“I congratulate Alaska Airlines for being included in the DJSI North America,” said Manjit Jus, Head of ESG Ratings, RobecoSAM. “Companies that compete for a coveted place in the DJSI challenge themselves to continuously improve their sustainability practices and we are pleased to see that the number of companies that commit to achieving measurable positive impacts continues to rise.”
Photo by Ingrid Barrentine.