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


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Research, Reports & Publications

Running a Sustainable Airline
Last week, JetBlue published its 2017 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report which highlights all the work the airline has done to ensure JetBlue’s sustainability. Throughout the report, readers will see mentions of all the work JetBlue is doing to run a sustainable business. For any airline, this is mostly about conserving fuel.

JetBlue has a lot to share…from introducing electric Ground Service Equipment at JFK to our recent order for the latest fuel-efficient engines…to equipping our aircraft in preparation for the latest advances in air traffic control…to providing support and funding for renewable jet fuels. The list is extensive and impressive – and it speaks to JetBlue’s culture of caring and our long history of innovation.

Research, Reports & Publications

JetBlue Releases its Annual Environmental, Social and Governance Report
JetBlue this week released its 2017 environmental, social and governance (ESG) report outlining the airline’s long-term environmental strategy and labor and safety performance, among other topics. This year’s report was developed with investors in mind and produced according to the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) standards for the airline industry and recommendations from the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).


Money Talks: The Bottom Line of Our Shorelines
No one gains from polluted oceans and shorelines. Yet the problem persists, so how do we inspire change? Like it or not, money talks. That’s why JetBlue has converted the value of environmental health into dollars.


Millions of Recycled Bottles and Cans, and Counting

Responsible Business & Employee Engagement

Healthy Paychecks (and Health Checkups That Pay)
Our people are our greatest asset, so we look out for them. That means keeping crewmembers healthy, and including them in conversations about the best benefits packages.


T5’s Food Trash Turns to Healthy Soils
In 2016, our JFK T5 composting program put 100,000 pounds of food waste back to work. This saved roughly 38 tonnes of CO2e emissions.


40 Crewmembers Earn College Degrees with JetBlue Scholars
In 2016, JetBlue turned employer-sponsored education on its head. The JetBlue Scholars program demystifies higher education pathways and offers those with previous credit a way to earn a college degree at their own pace. Better still, JetBlue covers most of the cost – crewmembers are only responsible for a maximum of $3,500.


JetBlue’s Action Plan to Cut Back Emissions
We’re coming at greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction from all angles. Since committing to international carbon neutral growth from 2020, the question is no longer, when? It’s, how?

Diversity & Inclusion

Transforming JetBlue’s Network Through Mentorship
Acquiring the right talent takes commitment. In 2016, we continued our effort to build our network through mentoring programs for vets, individuals with disabilities, and underrepresented groups of emerging talent.


JetBlue Cultivates Market Conditions for Greener Growth
JetBlue isn’t afraid to make the first move – in 2015, we were the first commercial airline to join the American Business Act on Climate Pledge in support of the Conference of Parties (COP 21), the "Paris Climate Conference." However, it’s industry-wide collaboration that’s going to get us there.

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