At Atlas Air Worldwide, today and every tomorrow is our moment to rise, as we believe building a strong business today is good for our people, communities and the planet tomorrow.
Every day, our employees around the globe carry the world forward by living our values, working together and delivering on our promises. Our shared sense of purpose advances our commitment to “Caring for the World We Carry,” and accelerates our progress on our environmental, social and governance (ESG) journey.
As part of this commitment, we are pleased to share the release of our 2021 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report. Our third ESG report outlines our sustainability and corporate responsibility achievements in 2021 under our four ESG pillars: Environmental Stewardship; Career, Culture & Equity for Our People; Social Impact & Community Engagement; and Responsible Business Growth.
Key highlights from the 2021 ESG Report include the following:
Environmental Stewardship: We announced our support for the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Airlines for America’s (A4A) goal to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, as well as our own goal to reduce absolute Scope 1 emissions by 20% by 2035. In addition, we published our Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) and Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) disclosures in concert with our new carbon emissions reduction target. Today, more than ever, stakeholders are interested in all aspects of our business, and these disclosures provide a unique view into the culture, practices and policies that make Atlas who we are.
Career, Culture & Equity for Our People: During a challenging 2021 year, we supported employees’ quality of life through enhanced benefits and wellness programs, hybrid working policies, as well as a growing focus on diversity, equity and inclusion as a driver of innovation. We promoted ongoing safety protocols, which focused on the health and well-being of our employees and the stability of our operations.
Social Impact & Philanthropy: We are proud to support our local communities through company donations and employee giving. We contributed to COVID-19 pandemic and disaster relief efforts and global humanitarian needs. Our industry attracts top talent, and the need for talent will only increase in the future. As such, we invested in initiatives to strengthen the pipeline of diverse, qualified STEM talent needed to ensure the aviation industry remains strong for years to come.
Responsible Business Growth: We evolved our governance policies through revisions to our Employee Handbook and Atlas Values as well as the establishment of new Leadership Principle. We also advocated on behalf of Atlas, the air cargo industry and key stakeholders on priority topics such as attracting the aviation workforce of the next generation and supporting government policies to help the industry reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.
We are proud to release our third ESG report to our employees, investors, customers, suppliers, partners, legislators and industry peers, as it is our commitment to the world in which we work and the people that we serve.
To learn more about Atlas Air Worldwide’s ESG efforts, view the Company’s 2021 ESG Report.