JetBlue’s Environmental and Responsibility Report

JetBlue’s Environmental and Responsibility Report

Highlights from the 2016 annual report include:

  • Environment

The aviation industry made history with a worldwide global carbon offset agreement. In addition to joining the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials, JetBlue also signed one of the biggest renewable jet fuel agreements in history.

  • Innovation

Smart investments in new technology today better prepare JetBlue for opportunities in the future. JetBlue remains committed to NextGen and is investing more than $60 million in technologies to create much-needed efficiencies and reduce emissions.

  • Education

Future success depends on the potential that is nurtured today. In 2016, JetBlue provided support for crewmembers to complete their college degrees. While, JetBlue For Good, the airline’s platform for social impact and corporate responsibility, and the JetBlue Foundation made STEM and aviation education more accessible for students from traditionally underserved communities.

  • Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity is the blueprint for a robust business. Crewmembers from different backgrounds are better able to anticipate the needs of diverse customers. In 2016, JetBlue broadened its horizons by serving new communities and encouraging crewmembers to meet their highest potential through crewmember resource groups and mentorship opportunities.

  • Caring

JetBlue flies planes, but it ultimately connects people. In 2016, JetBlue responded to crises and natural disasters in its various communities including the Orlando shootings and Hurricane Matthew. JetBlue For Good also built its 25th playground in an area of need and donated more than $1.5 million to charities. While crewmembers volunteered 170,000 hours for a variety of causes.

To learn more about JetBlue’s long-term responsibility platform and to view the full report, visit responsibilityreport.jetblue.com/2016.

 

Content from this campaign

Crewmembers Earn Free Travel for Charity of Their Choice
“Meeting like-minded and caring individuals across our network not only creates relationships but makes me proud to work at JetBlue! —Kevin Dong, Flight Ops Analyst, JetBlue Solidarity is critical to the way we work. It not only feels great to support each other and to volunteer in the community, it also helps us to serve our customers better....
May 25, 2017 8:05 AM ET
Inclusion Works — Opportunities for Those with Disabilities
JetBlue’s operations embody much of the change we want to see for people with disabilities. But the road is long, and we can’t do it alone. Internally, we create job opportunities and promote inclusion through frameworks like the Reaching Blue...
May 18, 2017 11:05 AM ET
Nurturing the Next Generation of Aviators Via ACE Programs
In 2016, the JetBlue Foundation partnered with the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals to sponsor a series of Aviation Career Education (ACE) Academy initiatives. The ACE Academies program gives middle school and high school youth exposure to STEM,...
May 17, 2017 8:45 AM ET
First-of-Its-Kind Airport Farm Donates $10K of Produce
JetBlue isn’t afraid to get its hands dirty for the sake of efficiency. The airport farm at JFK’s T5 – the first of its kind – uses an otherwise idle space to grow plants that not only look lovely, but also work hard. 24,000 square feet of potatoes, herbs, and vegetables help T5 restaurants close the loop and give back to the local community with our partner, ...
May 10, 2017 11:50 AM ET
Crewmember Resource Groups Bolster Co-Workers and the Community
In 2016, Crewmember Resource Groups (CRGs) – JetPride, Women in Flight, Vets in Blue, and Blue Conexión – deepened relationships with co-workers and the community. In March, Women in Flight held their second annual Fly Like a Girl event. Crewmembers invited the young girls in their lives to learn about careers in aviation....
May 9, 2017 2:45 PM ET

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