Sustainability report Air France-KLM 2020 now available

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The COVID-19 pandemic has strike us hard and has led to the drastic restructuring of our firm KLM, vital for our survival. Still, it also strengthened phone calls to make the aviation business more sustainable. At the very same time, aviation has clearly shown its value: air transportation connects persons and takes care of the transportation of necessary items, like vaccines. In our sustainability report 2020 you can go through what we have finished previous year in order to preserve on playing a revolutionary job in the area of sustainability and how we are transitioning from traveling more to traveling better.

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In 2019 we launched our KLM Fly Responsibly initiative, which is composed of many endeavors, of which upscaling the manufacturing of Sustainable Aviation Gasoline is the cornerstone. Fly Responsibly will further assistance our target to make our operation sustainable, as nicely as to innovate and cooperate with other exterior parties. These important pillars of our strategy have been – and nevertheless are – the foundations on which KLM’s operation is developed and they will go on to play a important purpose in the reconstruction of our company and sector soon after the COVID-19 disaster. An significant consequence is the Environmentally friendly Recovery Assertion, which KLM has drawn up collectively with the Dutch enterprise community previous year.

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We are really very pleased and honored that KLM – jointly with our colleagues at Air France – is ranked all over again in the top of the Dow Jones Sustainability Globe Index 2020 for the 16th time in a row. Devotion and challenging function are essential to make the sustainable transformation of our firms finish. Pieter Elbers, CEO KLM

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Highlights of KLM’s sustainability pursuits 2020 

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(see also attachment: KLM Sustainability at a glance 2020)

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Fly Responsibly: cutting down, replacing and compensating 

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Compared to 2005, KLM has lowered its whole CO2 emissions by an absolute 4 for every cent and 31 per cent for each passenger, for each kilometer as of 2019. It should be famous of system that KLM’s creation in 2020 deviated considerably from preceding several years as a result of which this year’s CO2 emission figures are not able to be in comparison very easily with other years and targets. For 2030, the intention is to cut down these ranges by 15 and 50 for each cent respectively. To this finish, KLM ongoing to commit in a lot more gas-successful aircraft with a reduced sounds footprint. Meanwhile, KLM’s CO2ZERO plan permits passengers to compensate their CO2 emissions and in 2020, some 51,053 ton was offset this way. In 2020, Transavia partnered with KLM on CO2ZERO. KLM, which in 2011 was the world’s to start with airline to carry out a professional flight partly fueled by Sustainable Aircraft Gasoline (SAF), committed alone to use 14 per cent SAF of the total quantity utilized in the Netherlands by 2030. The client proposition was broadened by expanding the company biofuel program to cargo consumers and Air France made the decision to undertake KLM’s corporate biofuel program in 2021. 

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Ground functions and replacing short length flights by practice 

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KLM’s ambition is to have zero emissions from ground functions by 2030. For that reason, KLM has invested in the electrification of ground products. Some 62 for every cent of KLM’s floor equipment is now electric. Exams have been executed at Schiphol with the use of electrical taxi devices. KLM is in favour of a European network of large-velocity trains changing limited length flights. In early 2020, KLM changed just one of its five day by day flights to Brussels with a journey on the Thalys. KLM is actively investigating with the Dutch rail corporation (NS), Schiphol Airport and the Dutch Federal government how to change far more shorter flights by trains. KLM expanded its notion of sustainability to not only encompass environmental ambitions, but to include things like the position it has in serving society, enabling economic activity and currently being 1 of the biggest non-public employers in the Netherlands. 

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1st flight of Flying V scale model 

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KLM presently worked with academic institutions, airline partners and the government on a number of initiatives to lessen CO2 emissions. Tactics for obtaining this include fleet renewal, the use of SAFs, optimising flight paths and strategies, the goal for emission-absolutely free airports and the adoption of the educate for small distances. With the aid of KLM, the Delft University of Know-how built the maiden flight of its innovative Traveling V product aircraft. KLM contributed to the motion program Hybrid Electric Flight, which was submitted to the Dutch parliament. Far more squander and body weight reduction initiatives have been labored on with exterior companions like the Amsterdam College of Applied Sciences. 

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KLM aims at a finish sustainable transformation 

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KLM expanded its idea of sustainability to not only encompass environmental aims, but to incorporate the function it has in serving society, enabling economic action and currently being 1 of the largest non-public companies in the Netherlands. This deepening and broadening of KLM’s sustainability ambitions aligns nicely with KLM’s restructuring approach ‘Building Again Better’. Within this context, KLM developed a vision of how sustainability applies to the men and women-facet of the company, by suggests of a 10-yr roadmap that will boost staff members engagement, variety and inclusion, group engagement and human legal rights throughout the provide chain. Engagement for sustainability has amplified in 2020. Sustainability was built-in into KLM’s Compass, which outlines the values, concepts and behaviors of personnel. A sustainability ecosystem of people concerned in the subject was set up across the business, together with Transavia, Cargo and E&M. An interior sustainability portal was crafted to inspire and teach staff all over the company. 

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For additional info: https://sustainabilityreport2020.airfranceklm.com/en/

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