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Minimizing our environmental impacts

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Beyond their CO2 emissions, the main environmental impacts of airlines are noise, energy and water consumption and waste production.

Thanks to pioneering solutions, Air France and KLM are making progress in reducing their impact beyond regulatory compliance.


Despite the economic crisis, the Group continued to modernise its fleet :

- AIRCRAFT NOISE: 38% REDUCTION in global noise energy compared to 2000, with a 7% increase in movements

- ENERGY CONSUMPTION: -10% REDUCTION compared to 2013 (electricity, gas, other energy)

- WATER: -3,9% REDUCTION compared to 2013. 

- WASTE: -18% REDUCTION of hazardous industrial waste compared to 2013.

In order to limit its energy consumption on the ground, the Group is using various means, from electric vehicles to the construction of new buildings with the highest environmental standards. By getting involved from the birth of projects to the optimisation of planes’ end of life cycle, it implements ecodesign principles.

To this end, the Group mobilises the involvement and initiative of its staff and encourages its suppliers to roll out their own pioneering environmental projects.

► Our vision

We aim to work on our operations, processes and products to minimize our noise hindrance and other environmental impacts, in order to preserve resources, together with our partners in the supply chain.

► Our commitments

In its Corporate Social Responsibility Statement, Air France is committed to ensuring conformity with environmental regulation investing in levels of environmental protection that go beyond strict regulatory compliance:

  • renew its fleet with the best available technologies, while implementing the most efficient procedures to mitigate noise and emissions from its flight operations;
  • invest in eco-design by improving the environmental performance of products linked to its services, initiated by in-depth analysis of sites and processes;
  • involve employees in environmentally-friendly actions, promoting initiatives while supporting innovations to improve processes;
  • engage suppliers and service providers to launch projects to improve their environmental performance.