ANA HOLDINGS Receives Gold Class Recognition from
the S&P Global Sustainability Awards

  • • Prestigious Gold Class awarded to only top 1% of all companies worldwide, and ANA HD is the only aviation company to be included.
  • • ANA HD's commitment to ESG goals commended by S&P Global*1.

TOKYO, March 5, 2021 - ANA HOLDINGS INC. (hereinafter "ANA HD") is proud to announce that it has received the Gold Class distinction from the 2021 S&P Global Sustainability Awards, becoming the only company within the aviation industry to receive this recognition. ANA was previously named to S&P Global's elite Gold Class tier in 2018 and 2019. This is the latest in a long line of ESG-related awards for ANA HD, with the company also being recognized by IATA, J-Win and the Dow Jones Sustainability Index.

"ANA HD is proud to be included alongside other sustainability leaders in the S&P Global Sustainability Awards," said Yutaka Ito, Senior Executive Vise President of ANA HD. "Not only on business growth, but we will also continuously engage in management reflecting considerations of environment, social, and governance (ESG), aiming for co-existence and co-creation with future society through our global business activities."

ANA HD was one of only 70 companies (including 6 Japanese companies) to earn Gold Class recognition from S&P Global out of the 7,032 companies that were considered, placing ANA in the top 1%. Companies are judged based on their contributions to the three aspects of economy, environment, and society, and are assigned Gold, Silver, or Bronze ratings that have a specifically strong track record.

ANA HD was selected as the only Gold Class company in the entire aviation industry in recognition of its outstanding environmental record as well as its prioritization of safety and quality across its full range of operations. ANA HD's information management, and efforts to hire and retain human resources were also commended.

  • *1 S&P Global:
    One of the world's leading financial service companies providing credit ratings, benchmarks in global capital and commodity markets, and providing detailed data and observations related to important business factors including ESG.

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About ANAFollowing 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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