ANA Group Commits to Ambitious ESG Goals for 2050


  • •Sustainability-oriented decisions pave the way for a 50 percent reduction in CO2 emissions by 2050.
  • • Latest commitment highlights ANA’s legacy of environmental leadership.

TOKYO, July 22, 2020 -ANA HOLDINGS INC. (hereinafter “ANA Group”) is continuing its commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship by announcing its environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals for 2050. These goals align with the company’s spirit of conservation and sustainability that has formed the basis for its work backing the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and has seen the group placed on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for three consecutive years.

The most significant commitment is ANA's decision to reduce its 2050 CO2 emission from airline operations by 50% compared to 2005 figures. Furthermore, ANA will work to eliminate CO2 emissions from all non-airline operations through the implementation of energy conservation measures such as replacing older equipment with new efficient solutions in the relevant business divisions.

"ANA will continue to promote initiatives to achieve our ESG-related goals," said Chikako Miyata, Senior Vice President and Director of Corporate Sustainability at ANA HD. "Although the situation at hand is greatly affected by COVID-19, in the long term, our approach to ESG remains unchanged, and we hope to position ourselves for future sustainable growth. The mid-to-long-term ESG goals that we have established aim to strengthen all our business activities, and by pursuing these goals, we would like to develop a strong relationship with the communities we serve as well as our stakeholders. We will aim to continue contributing to a brighter future for all."

As sustainability rises in importance and environmental protection becomes a more pressing issue, ANA will continue seeking out opportunities to set the standard for eco-friendly policies that make sense from both a business and ecological perspective.

ANA's ESG-related Commitments and Initiatives to 2050

  • 1.Reduce the CO2 emissions from airline operations by 50 percent in 2050 compared to 2005 levels (66.6% compared to 2019 levels)
    • •Implement aircrafts and improved engines with higher fuel-efficiency and cutting-edge technology.
    • •Boost the efficiency of operations and maintenance through new methods (i.e. reviewing the procedures for operations, cleaning of engines).
    • •Implementation of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF).
    • •Utilize carbon credit trading to help offset its environmental impact.
  • 2.Reduce CO2 emissions from all non-airline operations
    • •Replace vehicles and in-house equipment with more energy-efficient products (i.e. electric cars) to further reduce the company's climate footprint.
    • •Upgrade ANA Group's facilities and infrastructure to more efficient solutions.
    • •Look for opportunities to further develop and utilize environmentally-friendly and renewable energy sources.
  • 3.Reduce waste of resources
    • •For resources such as plastic and paper, cut the overall usage through actively promoting a 3R waste management system (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle).
  • 4.Reduce food waste by 50 percent
    • •Raise efforts to eliminate waste in the procurement, preparation, delivery and disposal process of food products.

ANA's SDG-related Commitments to 2030

  • 1.Responsibility to respect human rights
    • •Based on the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, ANA will make every effort to promote the respect of human rights.
  • 2.Promote responsible procurement and supply-chain management
    • •Manage and promote an environment-conscious procurement with respect to human rights
    • •Build and manage a fair and transparent supply-chain
  • 3.Utilizing innovation to solve social issues
    • •Providing new value through utilizing avatars, drones, MaaS, etc. and cooperating with different industries
  • 4. Creating personnel to support sustainable growth
    • • Develop a personnel force and a sustainable work environment in which employees can raise their productivity and contribute to sustainable corporate growth
  • 5.Responding to the diversity of our customers
    • •Respect the needs and diversity of each customer and promote universal services in both products and services
  • 6. Conservation of biodiversity
    • • Promote measures to prevent illegal wildlife trade
  • 7.Regional revitalization
    • •Manage and promote an environment-conscious procurement with respect to human rights

Contact:ANA Corporate Communications, TEL +81-3-6735-1111, publicrelations@ana.co.jp

About ANA
Following the "Inspiration of Japan" high quality of service, ANA has been awarded the respected 5-Star rating every year since 2013 from SKYTRAX. ANA is the only Japanese airline to win this prestigious designation eight years in a row. Additionally, ANA has been recognized by Air Transport World as "Airline of the Year" three times in the past 10 years - 2007, 2013 and 2018, becoming one of the few airlines winning this prestigious award for multiple times.

ANA was founded in 1952 with two helicopters and has become the largest airline in Japan, as well as one of the most significant airlines in Asia, operating 82 international routes and 118 domestic routes (as of December 2019). ANA offers a unique dual hub model which enables passengers to travel to Tokyo and connect through the two airports in the metropolitan Tokyo, NARITA and HANEDA, to various destinations throughout Japan, and also offers same day connections between various North American, Asian and Chinese cities.

ANA has been a member of Star Alliance since 1999 and has joint venture partnerships with United Airlines, Lufthansa German Airlines, Swiss International Airlines and Austrian Airlines.

In addition to the full service and award-winning record of ANA, the ANA Group's subsidiary Peach Aviation Limited is the leading LCC in Japan, and has expanded following the integration of Vanilla Air Inc. in late 2019. The ANA Group carried 54.4 million passengers in FY2018, has approximately 43,000 employees and a fleet of 260 aircraft. ANA is a proud launch customer and the biggest operator of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

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