Sustaining the Spirit - Sustainability at Qantas
The Qantas Group strives to operate in a sustainable manner. We seek to do this by optimising and continually improving our economic, social and environmental impacts as we continue to deliver financially sustainable returns to our shareholders.
Recognition of Sustainability Performance and Disclosure
Sustainability Index Listing
The Qantas Group's commitment to sustainability is demonstrated through its inclusion in leading sustainable investment indexes. As institutional investors place increasing focus on the environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices of companies to make their investment decisions, the Qantas Group has specifically chosen to participate in these leading indexes due to their reputation as reliable, objective and transparent sources of this information to the market.
Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI)
Since September 2011 we have been recognised on the DJSI World Index and are currently one of only two airlines listed. We have been included in the DJSI Asia Pacific Index since 2009 and are also a member of the Australian SAM Sustainability Index (AuSSI). In 2012 we were awarded a Silver Class Distinction in the SAM Sustainability Yearbook as well as being recognised as the Sector Mover for Airlines.
We have been included in the FTSE4Good Global Index and Australia 30 Index since 2009.
Carbon Disclosure Project
Banksia Environmental Award - In 2012 we won the Leading in Sustainability - Setting the Standard for Large Organisations category at the Banksia Environmental Awards.
At the 2012 Australasian Investor Relations Association Awards we were awarded equal forth position in the 'Best Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) disclosure by an Australasian Company' category.
The Qantas Group has adopted an investor definition of sustainability, which includes embracing opportunities and managing risks to achieve sustainable growth in returns to shareholders. This includes a commitment to managing and reporting on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) performance.
The Qantas Group 2012 sustainability information comprises:
- information integrated into the Annual Review 2012;
- the Sustainability Statistics and Notes in the Annual Report 2012 and;
- an integrated ESG analysis in the Qantas Sustainability Review 2012
- 2011 sustainability information, comprising:
- 2010 Sustainability Report
- 2009 Sustainability Report and additional sustainability disclosures
- 2008 Sustainability Report
- 2007 Sustainability Report
If you have any feedback on our approach to sustainability, contact us.
The Qantas Group also provides information on its sustainability performance in the following related reports.
Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) Responses
Energy Efficiency Opportunities (EEO) Reports
Equal Opportunity for Women Agency (EOWA) Annual Reports
Australian Packaging Covenant (APC) Action Plan Reports
Governance and Risk Management
Sustainability forms an important aspect of the Qantas Group's Risk Management program, governed by the Board. Read more about governance structures and remuneration in the Corporate Governance Statement and Remuneration Report which are part of the Annual Report 2012.