Sustainability
Our Environment

Greenhouse Gases

30.4%
total reduction in Greenhouse Gases (GHG) intensity since our 2004 baseline year.

Waste Reduction

52%

reduction in waste per passenger since 2010.

More About Our Environment

Download the 2013 Environment Chapter (pdf 1.2MB)

Download the 2013 Sustainability Report (pdf 5.7MB)

Our Environment

We fly people to beautiful places; let's keep those places beautiful.

Environmental sustainability presents many challenges to the airline industry. Transporting millions of passengers every year requires enormous quantities of petroleum-based fuels that are costly and impact the environment. Tons of waste are generated from inflight services, unsustainable materials are often chosen, and large amounts of energy are consumed in ground facilities.

At Alaska Air Group, we care about the environment and are finding innovative ways to reduce the impact of our services, our facilities, and our equipment. In order to take action and lead the aviation industry toward a more sustainable future, our environmental strategy encompasses four main areas.

Our environmental strategy strives to reduce:

Emissions from planes and equipment

Emissions from planes and equipment

Waste from flights and other facilities

Waste from flights and other facilities

Consumption of non-sustainable resources

Consumption of non-sustainable resources

Energy use in our buildings

Energy use in our buildings