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The COVID-19 pandemic has hit us tough and has led to the drastic restructuring of our organization KLM, vital for our survival. Nonetheless, it also strengthened phone calls to make the aviation business much more sustainable. At the exact same time, aviation has obviously demonstrated its significance: air transportation connects people today and requires treatment of the transport of needed goods, such as vaccines. In our sustainability report 2020 you can browse what we have finished final calendar year in buy to hold on playing a pioneering part in the discipline of sustainability and how we are transitioning from flying extra to traveling far better.

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In 2019 we introduced our KLM Fly Responsibly initiative, which consists of a lot of endeavors, of which upscaling the generation of Sustainable Aviation Gasoline is the cornerstone. Fly Responsibly will additional guidance our target to make our operation sustainable, as perfectly as to innovate and cooperate with other external parties. These significant pillars of our strategy have been – and however are – the foundations on which KLM’s procedure is created and they will carry on to engage in a very important purpose in the reconstruction of our enterprise and sector just after the COVID-19 disaster. An crucial outcome is the Environmentally friendly Recovery Statement, which KLM has drawn up jointly with the Dutch business enterprise community past calendar year.

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We are extremely proud and honored that KLM – jointly with our colleagues at Air France – is rated all over again in the major of the Dow Jones Sustainability Environment Index 2020 for the 16th time in a row. Determination and hard operate are required to make the sustainable transformation of our corporations complete. Pieter Elbers, CEO KLM

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Highlights of KLM’s sustainability pursuits 2020 

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(see also attachment: KLM Sustainability at a look 2020)

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Fly Responsibly: decreasing, changing and compensating 

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In contrast to 2005, KLM has minimized its full CO2 emissions by an absolute four for every cent and 31 for each cent for every passenger, for each kilometer as of 2019. It ought to be pointed out of study course that KLM’s generation in 2020 deviated substantially from past years as a consequence of which this year’s CO2 emission figures cannot be in comparison very easily with other years and targets. For 2030, the goal is to reduce these stages by 15 and 50 for each cent respectively. To this conclusion, KLM ongoing to commit in much more gasoline-efficient plane with a decrease sound footprint. In the meantime, KLM’s CO2ZERO method enables passengers to compensate their CO2 emissions and in 2020, some 51,053 ton was offset this way. In 2020, Transavia partnered with KLM on CO2ZERO. KLM, which in 2011 was the world’s initially airline to carry out a business flight partly fueled by Sustainable Aircraft Gasoline (SAF), committed by itself to use 14 for each cent SAF of the complete volume utilised in the Netherlands by 2030. The purchaser proposition was broadened by increasing the corporate biofuel method to cargo prospects and Air France determined to undertake KLM’s corporate biofuel plan in 2021. 

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Ground functions and replacing shorter distance flights by educate 

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KLM’s ambition is to have zero emissions from ground functions by 2030. Thus, KLM has invested in the electrification of ground gear. Some 62 for every cent of KLM’s ground tools is now electrical. Assessments have been done at Schiphol with the use of electric powered taxi products. KLM is in favour of a European network of superior-velocity trains changing brief length flights. In early 2020, KLM changed 1 of its five day-to-day flights to Brussels with a journey on the Thalys. KLM is actively investigating with the Dutch rail corporation (NS), Schiphol Airport and the Dutch Governing administration how to switch much more quick flights by trains. KLM expanded its idea of sustainability to not only encompass environmental ambitions, but to contain the role it has in serving society, enabling economic activity and currently being one of the most significant non-public employers in the Netherlands. 

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Initial flight of Flying V scale product 

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KLM now worked with educational establishments, airline associates and the federal government on various initiatives to minimize CO2 emissions. Strategies for acquiring this include fleet renewal, the use of SAFs, optimising flight paths and methods, the purpose for emission-no cost airports and the adoption of the educate for small distances. With the help of KLM, the Delft College of Technology made the maiden flight of its groundbreaking Flying V design plane. KLM contributed to the motion system Hybrid Electric powered Flight, which was submitted to the Dutch parliament. A lot more squander and fat reduction initiatives have been labored on with external associates like the Amsterdam University of Utilized Sciences. 

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KLM aims at a entire sustainable transformation 

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KLM expanded its notion of sustainability to not only encompass environmental targets, but to include the position it has in serving culture, enabling economic exercise and being one of the major personal employers in the Netherlands. This deepening and broadening of KLM’s sustainability ambitions aligns very well with KLM’s restructuring strategy ‘Building Again Better’. In just this context, KLM made a eyesight of how sustainability applies to the men and women-aspect of the company, by usually means of a 10-calendar year roadmap that will enhance personnel engagement, variety and inclusion, neighborhood engagement and human legal rights throughout the provide chain. Engagement for sustainability has increased in 2020. Sustainability was built-in into KLM’s Compass, which outlines the values, ideas and behaviors of personnel. A sustainability ecosystem of individuals associated in the matter was set up throughout the firm, such as Transavia, Cargo and E&M. An interior sustainability portal was built to inspire and educate team through the enterprise. 

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For additional info: https://sustainabilityreport2020.airfranceklm.com/en/

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