China Airlines has once again been recognized for its long-standing commitment to corporate social responsibility and sustainability, winning three awards at the 2021 Global Corporate Sustainability Awards (GCSA) and Taiwan Corporate Sustainability Awards (TCSA) today (11/17). The world has taken notice of the company’s contribution to corporate responsibility as this marks the eighth consecutive year that China Airlines has won the TCSA in the Corporate Sustainability Report.
China Airlines was the recipient of three awards, announced by the Taiwan Institute for Sustainable Energy (TAISE), at the 2021 GCSA and the TCSA. The awards, presented by Vice President Ching-te Lai at today’s ceremony, were accepted by Chairman Su-Chien Hsieh on behalf of China Airlines. China Airlines was recognized with the GCSA Sustainability Reporting - Gold Award”. This is the first year in which the Sustainability Reporting category was divided into three tiers, making China Airlines the first-ever recipient of the Gold Award. China Airlines was also recognized for its outstanding performance in the “Corporate Sustainability Report - Transportation Sector - Platinum Award” and “Best Practice - Climate Leadership Award.”
China Airlines won the following GCSA and TCSA awards:
|GCSA||Sustainability Reporting||Gold Award||Has won the award for three consecutive years since 2019. The award was divided onto three tiers for the first time this year and China Airlines received the top gold award.|
|TCSA||Corporate Sustainability Report||Transportation Sector - Platinum Award||Has been participating since 2014. Has won the award for eight consecutive years.|
|Best Practice||Climate Leadership Award||Has been participating since 2014. Has won the award for eight consecutive years.|
Despite a very difficult 2020 for the aviation industry due to the COVID-19 pandemic, China Airlines has continued to make every effort to fulfill its corporate social responsibility in the areas of Economy/Governance, Environment and Society. China Airlines was the first airline in Taiwan to implement a sustainability audit program, to release an independent report based on the framework set-out by the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures, and to obtain both the Carbon Label and Carbon Reduction Label. In October 2021, China Airlines also announced its goal of reaching net zero-carbon emissions by 2050. A number of charter flights were also dispatched to repatriate overseas Taiwanese nationals and deliver medical supplies across the world in support of international rescue efforts. Other initiatives such as end-of-year banquets, senior citizen welfare and rural education campaigns all made a significant and positive contribution to sustainability.
This year, China Airlines was included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the 6th consecutive year and placed 2nd in the global aviation industry, a new record for the carrier. China Airlines was also included in the FTSE4Good Emerging Index for the 6th time and the FTSE4Good TIP Taiwan ESG Index for the 3rd time. Corporate sustainability will remain a focus for China Airlines as it carries out its mission of “becoming the preferred airline of Taiwan”.