Air Transport has been on the frontline of the global economic crisis for several years now. Despite these circumstances, at KLM and Air France we stand by our CSR commitments. The new CSR report explains these efforts and our priorities.
One of the innovative initiatives that have set the community talking, was the Boeing 747 flight on biofuels. The use of biofuels as a means to drastically reduce CO2 emissions is only an option for KLM if biofuels meets sustainability criteria – especially do not compete with the food chain.
Of course we also push forward in reducing CO2 emissions by modernizing our fleet, optimizing fuel consumption and flight procedures. On the ground we use ‘green energy and our ramp vehicles run on sulfur-free fuel.
We also take responsibility at our destinations. By means of our Destination Nature programme we support big projects of the Worldwide Fund for Nature. Since 2007 we have a trailblazing partnership with the WWF the Netherlands for CO2 reduction and nature conservation. With AirCares KLM supports the millennium goals and many KLM volunteers are doing their bit for charities.