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Our sustainability strategy

We have long recognized the importance of sustainability issues and have developed an integrated and transparent approach to related oversight, management, measurement and reporting. We believe we have much to show for our efforts, but we continue to look to best practices within and outside our industry as we refine and strengthen our policies, practices and disclosures.

We periodically conduct sustainability-focused materiality assessment processes that serve as the foundation of our analysis of areas of sustainability risk and opportunity. We conducted our most recent process in early 2023, which incorporated a "double-materiality" approach, and affirmed our priority issues. Through ongoing engagement across our company and with a broad range of external stakeholders, we validate and, as needed, refine our assessment based on the input we receive and changes in our operating environment.

On the front lines of sustainability

In our 2022 Sustainability Report, Jill Blickstein, American’s Vice President, Sustainability, discusses American’s evolving strategy in this area. That includes our growing use of sustainable aviation fuel as well as the progress being made toward zero-emissions aviation powered by hydrogen.

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Important recognition for our accomplishments

In 2022, we were the only passenger airline named to the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index. American also received a CDP Climate Change score of “A–” for the third consecutive year, and we were recognized for our sustainability efforts as the 2023 Eco-Airline of the Year by Air Transport World.

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Visit our Resource Center for links to numerous American Airlines documents, policies, webpages and other sources of information about our company’s approach on various sustainability topics.

Sustainability at American Airlines

Our annual sustainability report details American’s approach to managing our priority sustainability issues, along with highlights of our progress and performance during the year.
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