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Air France-KLM ranked as sustainability leader among airlines

By control on September 17, 2013

The Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) ranked Air France-KLM leader of the airlines industry for the ninth consecutive year.

DJSI is the main international index evaluating companies on their performance in terms of sustainable development.

For the fifth year running, Air France-KLM is ranked leader of the broader transport category, covering air, rail, sea and road transport as well as airport activities.

"Committed to a comprehensive transformation plan to restore our competitiveness, we intend to continue our efforts to reduce our environmental impact and to contribute to the development of territories where our aircraft take off and land every day," Frédéric Gagey, chairman and CEO of Air France, said.

KLM has operated long-haul flights using sustainable biofuel, and both airlines have introduced a uniform recycling scheme. Air France has also continued investing in making its aircraft lighter.

"I'm very proud that we are still sector leader on sustainability already for nine years in a row,” Camiel Eurlings, chairman and CEO of KLM, said. “Every year makes it even more challenging to keep the No. 1 position on the annual Dow Jones Sustainability Index. It proves that we still continue to develop in the right direction with new sustainable initiatives.”