Stakeholder and customer engagement

in Our environment

United works with partners across all sectors to better understand and reduce our impact on the environment.

How we do business isn’t the only way we strive to be the most environmentally conscious airline. We also partner with our employees, customers, airports, suppliers and governmental organizations to protect the environment.

United Airlines has worked with Conservation International since 1998 on efforts to address climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the aviation sector, support direct conservation in the field and bring attention to conservation issues. United now offers their customers the opportunity to offset the carbon emissions from their flight through Conservation International’s carbon calculator. This enables United Airlines customers to purchase high-quality verified emission reductions to help offset their air travel.

United teamed up with Audubon International, the not-for-profit environmental education organization dedicated to sustainable natural resource management, to protect raptors — including hawks, ospreys and owls — in and around San Francisco and New York-area airports and resettle the birds of prey at suitable golf course habitats where they are more likely to thrive.

We initially partnered with Audubon International to launch the Raptor Relocation Network in 2017 at Newark Liberty International Airport, where it has successfully resettled more than 80 birds — including several American kestrels, a species of concern in New Jersey. We will now work in tandem with Audubon International and San Francisco airport officials to resettle the barn owls and other at-risk species at Bay Area golf courses certified within the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program. As an official sponsor of the PGA Tour, we are uniquely positioned to help connect wildlife professionals at airports with the suitable golf course habitats identified by Audubon International for relocation purposes and to help inform the public on the importance of environmental sustainability.

These are just a few of the innovative partnerships United has been working on to enhance our commitment to being the most environmentally conscious airline in the skies.

Learn more about our Eco-Skies partners.

Recent stories about our partners

We team up with Audubon International to save owls in San Francisco (May 17, 2019)