Eco-Skies® sustainability commitment

in Our environment

United strives to be — and now is — the airline industry leader in environmental sustainability.

At United, we are committed to operating an environmentally sustainable and responsible airline. This means we are constantly working to minimize our environmental impact, continuously looking for new ways to reduce our carbon footprint in the air, on the ground and at our facilities.

And our good work is being noticed. We are exceedingly proud of being ranked number one among global carriers in Newsweek's 2017 Global 500 Green Rankings. This survey is one of the most respected environmental performance assessments of the world's largest publicly traded companies.

Newsweek's recognition of our green initiatives follows Air Transport World magazine’s designation of United as the 2017 Eco-Airline of the Year for our environmental leadership, innovation and action within the industry. Air Transport World has twice named us the Eco-Airline of the Year since we launched our industry-leading Eco-Skies program.

United has also been the leading U.S. airline according to the non-profit Carbon Disclosure Project’s (CDP) ratings for the last four years. CDP is an annual report that major companies prepare, describing their greenhouse gas emissions, their risks from climate change and their policy and business actions in response.

While these awards are certainly gratifying, they are also solid proof that doing good pays off. We will use this recognition as fuel to power our continued efforts toward running the most environmentally friendly airline in the world.

Get an overview of our Eco-Skies program

Highlights of our commitment: Flying toward a more sustainable future