Going Green

Going Green

At Southwest Airlines, we do our part to minimize our impact on the environment by operating efficiently using a green filter, collecting and analyzing information on our impacts, and continuously improving the actions we take to mitigate those impacts.

We continue analyzing data on our fuel consumption, emissions, and resource use and have embarked on new initiatives that will lead to further greenhouse gas emissions reductions in the near future. As part of our commitment to protecting our Planet, we use resources responsibly, conserve fuel and water, recycle onboard and on the ground, employ green purchasing practices, and implement design and construction practices that meet LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) standards for design, construction, and renovations.

Our passion for protecting the environment is part of our triple bottom line commitment to our Performance, our People, and our Planet.

Content from this campaign

Going Green: Diaper Duty
Going Green: Diaper Duty This is a guest post by Heather HEarne Walker, Discrepancy Specialist. I have a beautiful bouncing baby boy, who is now six months old.  At one of the baby showers we were given for him, a sweet woman gave me a beautiful knitted blanket and a roll of...
Oct 4, 2012 11:30 AM ET
Greenest Cities in the Southwest Network
Going Green: Greenest Cities in the Southwest Network At Southwest Airlines, Employees all across the system are finding ways to initiate environmentally friendly practices, so it’s no surprise that, according to a Travel and Leisure readers survey, seven out of the top ten greenest cities in America just happen to be cities that Southwest serves! In...
Sep 10, 2012 9:00 PM ET
Recycling the Weight of 165 737-700s in Four Years
Recycling the Weight of 165 737-700s in Four Years If you’ve ever wondered how Southwest is doing its part to make a positive difference, that headline should help answer that question.  Since 2008, Southwest Airlines has recycled the weight equal to nearly 165 Boeing 737-700 aircraft with our co-mingled recycling efforts. ...
Aug 14, 2012 10:15 PM ET

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