Sustainability spotlight: LATAM
LATAM has once again been recognised for its efforts in sustainability, being listed in the ‘World’ category of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the fifth year in a row. The index evaluates companies on economic, environmental and social criteria.
“Businesses have to think and act sustainably to deliver value both today and in the long-term for customers, shareholders, partners and the communities in which they operate. For LATAM for example, this means advocating sustainable tourism and supporting relief efforts in the event of natural disasters in the region,” said Enrique Cueto, CEO of LATAM.
Some of LATAM’s initiatives include transporting 428 tonnes of humanitarian aid in support of disaster-affected areas in Chile, Brazil, Peru, Mexico and Puerto Rico, the Cuido mi Destino program where volunteers help to repair or reconstruct tourist sites, restore green areas and promote local culture and traditions, and reducing its carbon footprint, including carbon neutral operations on LATAM Columbia domestic flights.