A sustainable culture fuels American Airlines Cargo's commitment to the environment
As a growing global company, American Airlines Cargo is committed to shrinking its carbon footprint. And as the carrier that works to provide the best possible service and most expansive network available for customers, its worldwide teams have taken the initiative needed to lessen the environmental impact of its operations, while making sustainability a priority throughout the globe.
Ever since employees led the innovative Fuel Smart initiative back in 2005, American Airlines has saved millions of gallons of fuel from being consumed by its aircraft and support vehicles, while also cutting millions of pounds of CO2 emissions from being thrust into the atmosphere.
From weight reductions to finding more creative ways to save on energy at every turn, Fuel Smart was just one of the first of many initiatives that our team has implemented to play our part in maintaining the beauty and splendor of our planet.
Our Cargo team personifies that commitment to the environment by finding unique ways to help.
“As a global cargo carrier, we’re deeply committed to finding new and better ways to ensure we’re running a sustainable operation, whether that’s by reducing our carbon footprint through new tools and technology, or simply recycling the plastic materials we use daily to protect and package our shipments,” said David Vance, VP – Cargo Operations. “Our efforts are part of a major, overall initiative everyone here at American Airlines, which everyone feels passionately about.”
At our local hubs, the teams are making a meaningful impact too.
Even its smaller stations have been working hard to make a positive impact on the local environment. American’s San Francisco (SFO) team pays a local company to take broken wood skids for recycling — which fills around six to eight 30-yard dumpsters a month.
Never comfortable, American is consistently looking for ways to further limit its environmental footprint.
About American Airlines Cargo
American Airlines Group is the holding company for American Airlines. American provides one of the largest cargo networks in the world with cargo terminals and interline connections across the globe. Every day, American transports cargo between major cities in the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Latin America and Asia Pacific.
American Airlines and American Eagle offer an average of nearly 6,700 flights per day to nearly 350 destinations in more than 50 countries. American has hubs in Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, and Washington, D.C. American is a founding member of the oneworld alliance, whose members and members-elect serve nearly 1,000 destinations with 14,250 daily flights to 150 countries. Shares of American Airlines Group Inc. trade on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol AAL. In 2015, its stock joined the S&P 500 index. Connect with American on Twitter @AmericanAir and at Facebook.com/AmericanAirlines.