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, where ANA HD was the only aviation company to be included.
  • • ANA HD's commitment to ESG goals commended by S&P Global*1.

TOKYO, Feb. 8, 2022 - ANA HOLDINGS INC. (hereinafter "ANA HD") is proud to announce that it has received the Gold Class distinction from the 2022 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, 2019 and 2021. This is the latest in a long line of ESG-related awards for ANA HD, with the company also being recognized by other groups such as the Dow Jones Sustainability Index.

"Sustainability is a central core of all our businesses at ANA HD and we are proud to be included for the second consecutive year alongside other global leaders in the prestigious Gold Class by the S&P Global Sustainability Awards," said Chikako Miyata, Senior Vice President and Director of Corporate Sustainability at ANA HD. "The focus on sustainability has been part our culture and we will continue our ambitious environmental, social and governance framework. The impressive recognition of this award helps to provide motivation for our continued efforts and drive innovation in this critical area of business and society."

ANA HD was one of only 75 companies (including 4 Japanese companies) to earn Gold Class recognition from S&P Global out of the 7,554 companies that were considered, placing the ANA Group 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 across its full range of operations. ANA HD's brand management, information security, 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.
  • Contact:
    ANA Corporate Communications, TEL +81-3-6735-1111,

Founded in 1952 with just two helicopters, All Nippon Airways (ANA) has grown to become the largest airline in Japan. ANA HOLDINGS Inc. (ANA HD) was established in 2013 as the largest airline group holding company in Japan, comprising 71 companies including ANA and Peach Aviation, the leading LCC in Japan.

ANA is a launch customer and the largest operator of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, making ANA HD the biggest Dreamliner owner in the world. A member of Star Alliance since 1999, ANA has joint venture agreements with United Airlines, Lufthansa German Airlines, Swiss International Airlines and Austrian Airlines - giving it a truly global presence.

The airline's legacy of superior service has helped it earn SKYTRAX's respected 5-Star rating every year since 2013, with ANA being the only Japanese airline to win this prestigious designation for nine consecutive years. ANA also has been recognized by Air Transport World as "Airline of the Year" three times (2007, 2013 and 2018); it is one of only a select few airlines to win this prominent award multiple times.

In 2021, ANA was awarded the 5-star COVID-19 safety rating by SKYTRAX, recognizing the airline's initiatives to provide a safe, clean and hygienic environment at airports and aboard aircraft, embodied in the ANA Care Promise.
ANA is the only company in the aviation industry to receive the Gold Class distinction from the 2022 S&P Global Sustainability Awards and ANA HD has been selected as a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index list for the fifth consecutive year and the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index list for the sixth consecutive year.
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