ANA HD also named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index list for the fourth year in a row.
•It was praised for its efforts in areas such as climate strategy, risk and crisis management, human rights and passenger information security.
TOKYO, JAPAN, 2019-Oct-09 — /Travel PR News/ — ANA HOLDINGS INC. (hereinafter “ANA HD”) has been chosen as a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index list for the third consecutive year and the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index list for the fourth consecutive year.
“We strive to set an example as a leading environmentally responsible airline, and we are proud to be recognized by being named to this prestigious Socially Responsible Investment index for another year,” said Yutaka Ito, Executive Vice President of ANA HD. “Being listed on the Asia Pacific Index list for the tenth time is a testament to the dedication of our employees to deliver excellent service every day as well as our commitment to sustainability. Being included on the Index is a sign that ANA HD is contributing to meeting the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030 and a signal that our environmental, social and governance (ESG) management has ANA HD well positioned to become one of the world’s leading airlines group.”
ANA HD was praised by Dow Jones for its corporate sustainability efforts including its climate strategy, operational eco-efficiency and environmental reporting. The airline also received recognition for its human rights efforts and corporate citizenship and philanthropy, privacy protection, talent recruitment and retention, risk and crisis management, and information security practices.
The DJSI is a major Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) index developed by US-based S&P Dow Jones Indices and RobecoSAM, a Swiss investment specialist focusing on SRI, which tracks the stock performance of the world’s leading companies according to economic, environmental and social criteria. 318 companies that were included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index in 2019 out of nearly 2,500 global corporations that were appraised by the committee. ANA HD was also one of only 148 companies that were selected for the Asia-Pacific region for the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index.
ANA HD has taken steps to advance its commitment to achieving a sustainable world. The consistent inclusion of ANA HD in the Dow Jones Indices and other sustainability rankings is proof that ANA HD is serious about its efforts to lead the airline industry in sustainable growth and creating social value.
Following the “Inspiration of Japan” high quality of service, ANA has been awarded the respected 5-Star rating every year since 2013 from SKYTRAX. ANA is the only Japanese airline to win this prestigious designation seven years in a row. Additionally, ANA has been recognized by Air Transport World as “Airline of the Year” three times in the past 10 years – 2007, 2013 and 2018, becoming one of the few airlines winning this prestigious award for multiple times.
ANA was founded in 1952 with two helicopters and has become the largest airline in Japan, as well as one of the most significant airlines in Asia, operating 82 international routes and 121 domestic routes. ANA offers a unique dual hub model which enables passengers to travel to Tokyo and connect through the two airports in the metropolitan Tokyo, NARITA and HANEDA, to various destinations throughout Japan, and also offers same day connections between various North American, Asian and Chinese cities.
ANA has been a member of Star Alliance since 1999 and has joint venture partnerships with United Airlines, Lufthansa German Airlines, Swiss International Airlines and Austrian Airlines.
Besides the full service and award winner carrier ANA, the ANA Group has two LCCs as consolidated subsidiaries, Vanilla Air Inc. and Peach Aviation Limited. The ANA Group carried 53.8 million passengers in FY2017, has approximately 39,000 employees and a fleet of 268 aircraft. ANA is a proud launch customer and the biggest operator of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
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Source: All Nippon Airways (ANA)