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Air Canada unveils sustainability report

By control on September 3, 2013

Air Canada has released Citizens of the World, the airline's second corporate sustainability report. The document evaluates Air Canada's performance during 2012 in four key areas of sustainability: safety, the environment, the well-being of employees, and the company's community involvement.

"Air Canada has long recognized and embraced its responsibilities as a global airline and since our founding more than 75 years ago we have striven to balance economic, environmental and social considerations in our activities. This not only strengthens the communities where we operate and where we all live, but also results in better decision-making within our organization," said Calin Rovinescu, president and CEO.

Highlights of the 2012 report include:
•completion of the airline’s biennial IATA Operational Safety Audit with a result of "no findings"
•operating two biofuel flights and taking steps to save an estimated 54 million litres of fuel during the year;
•introducing an internal portal, HR Connex, to make human resources programs and policies more accessible and easier to use for Air Canada's 27,000 employees.

"To ensure the report covered the sustainability issues of most interest to people, we conducted surveys with customers and suppliers and, internally, we surveyed a broad employee base, including subject matter experts on sustainability. These consultations improved our understanding of our stakeholders' perception of Air Canada's sustainability performance and are enabling us to better meet their expectations," said Priscille LeBlanc, vice president of corporate communications and the senior executive responsible for Air Canada's sustainability report.

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