For the first time, American Airlines has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index. The recognition is a testament to the airline’s ongoing commitment to excellence on matters of environmental, social and governance (ESG), including reducing carbon emissions from its operation; advancing diversity, equity and inclusion; and providing regular and transparent ESG disclosures.
American is the only passenger airline to appear on the 2021 Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index, which comprises North American sustainability leaders as identified by S&P Global through the Corporate Sustainability Assessment. It represents the top 20% of the largest 600 North American companies in the S&P Global Broad Market Index (BMI) based on long-term economic, environmental and social criteria.
“We’re honored to have earned a place on the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index,” American Airlines President Robert Isom said. “This milestone for our company could not have been achieved without the vision and diligence we’ve seen from the entire American Airlines team as we work together to fulfill our ambitious ESG goals. We’re tremendously proud to count this as an accomplishment now, and we will continue to hold ourselves to this high standard of leadership as we look to the future.”
The full results and list of Index constituents are available online.
“We congratulate American Airlines for being included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for North America,” said Manjit Jus, Global Head of ESG Research, S&P Global. “A DJSI distinction is a reflection of being a sustainability leader in your industry. The record number of companies participating in the 2021 S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment is testament to the growing movement for ESG disclosure and transparency.”
American recently released its latest ESG Report, which details the progress the company made on key ESG priorities in 2020 and provides the airline’s updated analysis of its path to net-zero emissions by 2050.