HONOLULU – Hawaiian Airlines today published its inaugural Corporate Kuleana Report outlining progress advancing a host of environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives. Among key accomplishments, the carrier: lowered carbon emissions even as it increased flight operations from 2018 to 2019; continued to engage travelers in cultural and environmental awareness and protection; and bolstered efforts by its Team Kōkua employee volunteer and giving program to support communities and care for residents facing hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hawaiian aligned its first ESG report with the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board’s (SASB) accounting standards, which identify four material areas of disclosure for the commercial aviation sector: Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Labor Practices, Competitive Behavior, and Accident and Safety Management.
“As Hawai‘i’s hometown airline – with every one of our flights touching the islands – we are committed to help mālama (care for) the environment, natural resources and culture that visitors come to Hawai‘i to experience, and which are inextricably tied to the social, economic and environmental wellbeing of the communities where our employees, families, neighbors and friends live and work,” Peter Ingram, president and CEO of Hawaiian Airlines, said in the report’s welcome message.
Highlights of the report include:
Lowering greenhouse gas emissions:
Improving fuel and energy efficiency:
Caring for its people, communities and environment:
Hawaiian’s first Corporate Kuleana report, Ingram noted, “is being released as we navigate broad and unprecedented economic challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, social unrest over racial injustice, and an urgent climate crisis – all of which reinforce our focus on efforts critical to addressing these pressing issues, mitigating risk and bolstering our resiliency as both a business and a destination.”
In addition to the achievements listed in its Corporate Kuleana Report, Hawaiian, as a founder of Hawai‘i’s Sustainability Business Forum, is working with member companies in developing and advancing Hawai‘i-specific ESG metrics in alignment with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Companies are measuring their collective progress related to local initiatives via the public Aloha+Challenge dashboard.
About Hawaiian Airlines
Hawaiian® has led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for each of the past 16 years (2004-2019) as reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Consumer surveys by Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure and TripAdvisor have placed Hawaiian among the top of all domestic airlines serving Hawai‘i.
Now in its 92nd year of continuous service, Hawaiian is Hawai‘i's biggest and longest-serving airline. In 2019, Hawaiian offered nonstop flights between Hawai‘i and more U.S. gateway cities (13) than any other airline, along with service connecting the islands with Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, American Samoa and Tahiti. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Hawaiian is offering an adjusted schedule of daily flights within the Hawaiian Islands, and between Hawai‘i and the U.S. mainland as well as Japan and South Korea.
The airline is committed to the health and safety of its guests and employees and has reinforced enhanced cleaning procedures across its business. While the experience may be a little different, the authentic Hawaiian hospitality remains unchanged. Additional details on how Hawaiian is keeping guests and employees safe can be found at HawaiianAirlines.com/KeepingYouSafe.
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