KLM on a high with environmental award win
Dutch airline KLM has been recognised for its commitment to sustainability by scooping the Environment Award at the Airline Strategy Awards.
Taking home the accolade for the second time - having won in 2009 - KLM beat off stiff competition as a result of its efforts to become more sustainable as well as reduce its environmental footprint both on the ground and in the air.
At the heart of KLM’s environmental strategy is the airline’s Climate Change Action Plan which aims to reduce carbon emissions by 20% by 2020.
Key achievements include the airline’s biofuel programme which earlier this year expanded to weekly long haul flights from John F. Kennedy Airport in New York to Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam.
Vincent Kas, commercial director, Air France KLM UK & Ireland, commented: “Our hard work and continued commitment has been recognised, after earlier validation from the Dow Jones Sustainability Index in which we have been, together with Air France, the highest ranking airline for eight years running.”