Airline Sustainability Indexed

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Air France-KLM has been confirmed Leader for sustainable development for 2010 and remains in the two Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes, DJSI World and DJSI Europe, for the sixth year running, according to a press release issued by the group.

Since it was set up in 2004, the group has been confirmed every year as leader in the air transport sector and has been recognised, for the second time, as being the most responsible company, super sector leader, in the “transport and leisure” sector.

“With this recognition, which is an honour for us, Air France-KLM is illustrating its willingness to assume its social and environmental responsibilities. We will continue to be the benchmark for sustainable development in our industry: an ambition which measures up to the important place we occupy in the global air transport industry,” Pierre-Henri Gourgeon, CEO of Air France-KLM, declared.

“I am proud that we have been able to hold on to this position, despite the difficult times we are going through. It is a terrific achievement — proof positive of the successful collaboration between our two companies. We achieved this together and it is a fantastic acknowledgement of everyone’s hard work” Peter Hartman, KLM President & CEO, comfirmed.

The DJSI World groups 10 percent of the leading companies in terms of sustainable development, among 2500 companies in 22 countries worldwide.

Both the DJSI World and DJSI Europe indexes select the leading companies in this field, following a review process conducted by the Swiss group SAM (Sustainable Asset Management Indexes GmbH).

Air France-KLM is also part of the extra-financial indexes Aspi Eurozone, Ethibel Sustainability Index (ESI) Global Excellence and FTSE4Good.

Air France-KLM’s sustainable development report for the financial year 2009-10 can be consulted here.