Air Canada issues 2013 corporate sustainability report

Document evaluates the airline's 2013 performance in four areas of sustainability

November 26, 2014
by Travel Management Canada Staff
Image: Air Canada

Image: Air Canada

MONTREAL—Air Canada has released the 2013 edition of Citizens of the World, the airline’s third corporate sustainability report. The document evaluates Air Canada’s performance during 2013 in four areas of sustainability: safety, the environment, employee wellbeing and community involvement.

“Communities are important to Air Canada because they are home to our customers and employees and connecting people and communities is the essence of our business. For this reason, Air Canada ensures economic, environmental and social sustainability considerations are part of its decision-making and one way we do this is by reporting on our activities through Citizens of the World, our corporate sustainability report,” said Calin Rovinescu, president and chief executive of Air Canada.

Air Canada’s 2013 corporate sustainability report was prepared in accordance with principles of the Global Reporting Initiative, an internationally recognized standard for sustainability reporting. The report is framed around the findings of an extensive stakeholder survey undertaken to identify areas of most concern with respect to sustainability. It also contains a discussion of governance practices at Air Canada and tables of data quantifying the results of our sustainability activities.

Highlights of 2013 include:

  • completion of the Transport Canada Safety Management System Audit;
  • continued support for the development of alternative, more environmentally-friendly fuels;
  • a 21 per cent reduction in Lost Time Injuries;
  • a total of approximately $6.5 million in community investments including contributions from the Air Canada Foundation to a range of charitable causes in the form of in-kind donations and cash.