Mexico City, June 26, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aeromexico, Mexico’s global airline, presented its 2017 Sustainability Report, highlighting its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) accomplishments. Some of the most significant results include its reduced water consumption and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in its operations; being the first international airline to join the Blue Heart Campaign against human trafficking, and the activities that it carried out after the September earthquakes that shook Mexico. 


With actions such as the renewal of its fleet, the carrier is able to streamline its operations by having just three aircraft models to increase its fuel savings, reduce emissions, and produce less noise. 

“Being a leader in the industry drives us to further engage in the pursuit of a sustainable model that contributes to equal development opportunities for all Aeromexico employees, communities and the environment. As such, we are proud to present specific actions that reflect our efforts and commitment year after year,” said Sergio Allard, Chief Institutional Relations Officer. 

Through the Fuel Efficiency and Green Program, in 2017 the airline saved 10.6 million liters of water and reduced its CO2 emissions by 26,127 tons. This continuous work has been recognized by the IATA Environmental Assessment (IEnvA) Program designed to improve the airlines’ environmental management under global standards. Aeromexico was also certified as a Clean Industry in Environmental Quality Level 1 by Mexico's Federal Agency for Environmental Protection (PROFEPA). 

Also, during the first year of the implementation of its Environmental Management System (EMS), Aeromexico reduced its special waste handling by 70 tons, in addition to separating and recycling waste in all of its new workplaces. The EMS allowed the carrier to prevent the generation of 18 tons of hazardous waste and cut the monthly electrical costs at its facilities by 1.5%.  

Also, after the tragic events caused by the September 2017 earthquakes in Mexico, Aeromexico donated MXN 2,613,578 to the Mexican Red Cross and transported 420 tons of humanitarian aid on board its aircraft. 

The airline also implemented actions to eradicate human trafficking through strategic partnerships with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) through the #AQUIESTOY Campaign Against Human Trafficking and worked together with the Mexican National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) to draft and develop a protocol to identify and report possible victims of human trafficking. 

In 2017, the carrier also supported 79 non-governmental organizations with direct aid given through its “Dando alas al mundo” Program, more than doubling the help provided in 2016, and indirectly benefiting more than three million people and over 3,000 organizations. 

Today more than ever, Mexico’s global airline is proud to be a sustainable company that is aware of the challenges it faces as part of society. Aeromexico will continue implementing the best practices to maintain its corporate social responsibility leadership position in both domestic and international airline industries. 

Read the full report at https://www.aeromexico.com/en-us/about-us/aeromexico-corporate  
and https://www.aeromexico.com/cms/sites/default/files/informe-anual-ingles-2017.pdf  

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About Aeromexico  

Grupo Aeroméxico, S.A.B. de C.V. is a holding company whose subsidiaries are engaged in commercial aviation in Mexico and the promotion of passenger loyalty programs. Aeromexico, Mexico´s global airline, operates more than 600 daily flights and its main hub is in Terminal 2 at the Mexico City International Airport. Its destinations network features more than 90 cities on three continents, including 43 destinations in Mexico, 22 in the United States, 17 in Latin America, 4 in Europe, 3 in Canada and 3 in Asia. 

The Group's operating fleet of 131 aircraft is comprised of Boeing 787 and 737 jet airliners and next generation Embraer 170 and 190 models. In 2012, the airline announced the most significant investment strategy in aviation history in Mexico, to purchase 100 Boeing aircraft including 90 MAX B737 jet airliners and 10 B787-9 Dreamliners. 

As a founding member of the SkyTeam airline alliance, Aeromexico offers customers more than 1,000 destinations in 177 countries served by the 20 SkyTeam airline partners rewarding passengers with benefits including access to 672 premium airport lounges around the world. Aeromexico also offers travel on its codeshare partner flights with Delta Air Lines, Avianca, Copa Airlines, EL AL, GOL Linhas Aéreas, Jet Airways and WestJet, with extensive connectivity in countries like the United States, Brazil, Canada, Central America, Colombia, India, Israel or Peru. 

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Barbrha Ibañez
Aeroméxico
bibanez@aeromexico.com