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Air France-KLM ranked world leader in the "Transport" category by the DJSI 2013

The Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI)*, the main international index evaluating companies on their performance in terms of sustainable development, has, for the 9th consecutive year, ranked Air France-KLM leader of the “Airlines” industry.


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. This award confirms our commitment to be a socially responsible company and our ability to understand the global changes that we face.
Frédéric Gagey, Chairman and CEO of Air France.

I’m very proud that we are still sector leader on sustainability. Already for nine years in a row. Every year makes it even more challenging to keep the nr.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.
Camiel Eurlings, Chairman and CEO of KLM

Moreover, 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.

In this way Air France-KLM perpetuates the ranking at the 24 most sustainable companies in the world.

Air France-KLM is concentrating on four main issues: reducing its environmental footprint, integrating sustainable development into its products and services, promoting a responsible human resources policy and contributing to the territories where the Group operates.

Among the innovating initiatives taken recently, 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, thus reducing its environmental impact.

The Air France-KLM group has been part of the DJSI since 2005 and is also integrated in the non-financial indexes Vigeo, ASPI, ESI Excellence and FTSE4Good.

*DJSI includes the most efficient companies in terms of sustainable development, selected by RobecoSAM, an international asset management firm which assesses companies’ sustainability performance.

About KLM
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines was founded in 1919, making it the world’s oldest airline still operating under its original name. In 2004, Air France and KLM merged to form AIR FRANCE KLM. The merger produced the strongest European airline group based on two powerful brands and hubs – Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and Paris Charles de Gaulle. Retaining its own identity, the group focuses on three core businesses: passenger transport, cargo and aircraft maintenance.

In the Netherlands, KLM comprises the core of the KLM Group, which further includes KLM Cityhopper, and Martinair. KLM serves all its destinations using a modern fleet and employs over 33,000 people around the world. KLM is a leader in the airline industry, offering reliable operations and customer-oriented products resulting from its policy of enthusiasm and sustainable innovation.

KLM is a member of the global SkyTeam airline alliance, offering customers an extensive worldwide network. The KLM network connects the Netherlands to every important economic region in the world and, as such, serves as a powerful driver for the economy.

About SkyTeam
SkyTeam is a global airline alliance providing customers from member airlines access to an extensive worldwide network offering more destinations, more frequencies and more connectivity. Passengers can earn and redeem Frequent Flyer Miles throughout the SkyTeam network. SkyTeam member airlines offer customers access to over 490 lounges worldwide.


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