WestJet publishes second sustainability report
Airline uses Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) framework to complete
CALGARY, Dec. 20, 2012 /CNW/ – WestJet today announced the completion of its second corporate social responsibility report, the first using the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) framework to
report on economic, environmental and social performance.
“This report demonstrates WestJet’s ongoing commitment to sustainable
growth and to our responsibilities to the communities we serve,”
commented Mike McNaney, WestJet Vice-President, Environment, Fuel and
Government Relations. “Building off last year’s ‘Responsible Growth’
report, we have made the commitment to further our reporting on the
socially responsible elements of our airline. I would like to extend a
warm thanks to the more than 9,000 WestJetters who deliver our caring
brand in all aspects of our business.”
WestJet reported against the GRI’s key performance indicators in the
areas of economic, environmental and social performance. The airline
self-declared an application level C, which is intended for first-time
reporting organizations. WestJet’s GRI report was reviewed with select
indicators assured by Deloitte and Touche LLP, thereby demonstrating
our commitment to transparency and demonstrating a leading practice in
WestJet’s GRI report can be viewed at http://www.westjet.com/pdf/global-reporting.pdf.
The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is an independent global
organization that works with the United Nations Environment Program to
make sustainability reporting standard practice. GRI produces a
comprehensive sustainability reporting framework that is widely used
around the world to promote greater organizational transparency. The
framework sets out the principles and indicators organizations can use
to measure and report their economic, environmental and social
performance. GRI is committed to continuously improving and increasing
the use of the guidelines, which are freely available to the public.
For more information, please visit globalreporting.org.
WestJet is Canada’s most preferred airline, offering scheduled service
to 81 destinations in North America, Central America and the Caribbean.
Powered by an award-winning culture of care, WestJet has pioneered
low-cost flying in Canada. Recognized nationally as a top employer,
WestJet now has more than 9,000 WestJetters across Canada. Operating a
fleet of 100 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft with future confirmed
deliveries for an additional 35 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft
through 2018 and plans to launch a low-cost regional airline in 2013,
WestJet strives to be one of the five most successful international
airlines in the world.