Our environmental, social and governance (ESG) journey began with our founding in 1992, and is rooted in our core values, including our unyielding commitment to care for each other, our planet and our communities. We believe long-term growth and success are achieved by sustaining and protecting our natural resources, empowering our employees and business partners, and demonstrating transparency and accountability. As such, we have identified what is paramount to our stakeholders, as expressed in our 13 material topics, and aligned them to our overarching priorities.
Growing our business means looking beyond the bottom line with practices that ensure integrity, compliance and the protection of data.
Understanding where and how we can reduce our environmental impact is a priority embraced across our organization.
There is no greater asset than our people. We have built a culture that embraces both openness and collaboration by striving to ensure safety, professional development and equity for all employees.
Our commitment of “caring for the world we carry” conveys our dedication to the places where our business takes us.
In 2019, we formalized our ESG strategy and policy, which outline our vision, priorities and management approach. The priorities we have identified are important to our business and our stakeholders, and are issues on which we believe we can have a meaningful impact in a cost-effective and efficient manner. In 2020 and early 2021, we reorganized our ESG material topics to align with our four overarching priorities and company values.
Read more in the Atlas Air Worldwide ESG Policy.
Our ESG Strategy is linked closely to our values and our Sustainable Growth Plan. With the interconnectivity between functions and regions, understanding our overarching priorities, and connecting in new ways with stakeholders, we are maximizing our opportunities to create value for all.
Our commitment to ESG is guided by our desire to build long-term, sustainable growth and value for our stakeholders. We are committed to addressing the needs of these audiences, including investors, customers, employees, suppliers, partners and communities, through our ESG strategy and performance. We regularly engage with our stakeholders to communicate our priorities and progress and to better understand the issues that are important to them.