Global Reporting Initiative continues to provide solid framework
CALGARY, Dec. 13, 2013 /CNW/ - WestJet today released its 2012 corporate social responsibility report using the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) framework to outline
economic, environmental and social performance.
"WestJet remains committed to promoting sustainable growth and
maintaining an active presence in the communities we serve," said Mike
McNaney, WestJet Vice-President, Environment, Fuel and Government
Relations. "The year 2012 was one of unprecedented growth driven by the
biggest contributing factor to our continued success--our people. It
was our people that drove the decision to launch a regional airline,
WestJet Encore, which furthers our mission to enrich the lives of our
guests. No matter how far our reach extends, we remain focused on our
unique corporate culture, and a corporate sustainability report allows
us to effectively measure our efforts."
Information contained in this report covers the period of January 1,
2012 to December 31, 2012 unless otherwise stated. The GRI provides
WestJet with key performance indicators by which the company can
measure corporate social responsibility (CSR). This year's report
addresses indicators compatible with GRI's application level C.
Application Level C is intended for entry-level reporting organizations
that have reported fully on at least 10 performance indicators.
WestJet's GRI report was reviewed with supplemental select indicators
assured by Deloitte LLP, granting the report a C+ level, thereby
demonstrating our commitment to transparency and demonstrating a
leading practice in our industry.
WestJet's GRI report is found at http://www.westjet.com/pdf/responsible-growth-en.pdf
The Global Reporting Initiative is an independent global organization
that works with the United Nations Environment Program to make
sustainability reporting standard practice. GRI produces a
comprehensive sustainability reporting framework that is widely used
around the world to promote greater organizational transparency. The
framework sets out the principles and indicators organizations can use
to measure and report their economic, environmental and social
performance. GRI is committed to continuously improving and increasing
the use of the guidelines, which are freely available to the public.
For more information, please visit globalreporting.org.
WestJet is Canada's most preferred airline, offering scheduled service
to 88 destinations in North America, Central America, the Caribbean and
Europe. Powered by an award-winning culture of care, WestJet pioneered
low-cost flying in Canada. Recognized nationally as a top employer,
WestJet now has more than 9,600 WestJetters across Canada. Operating a
fleet of more than 100 Boeing Next-Generation 737 and Bombardier Q400
NextGen aircraft, WestJet strives to be one of the five most successful
international airlines in the world. This year, WestJet launched its
new regional airline, WestJet Encore.
About WestJet Vacations
WestJet Vacations provides guests with affordable, reliable and
easy-to-book travel experiences to 55 destinations in 18 countries,
including the United States, Mexico and the Caribbean. Leveraging
WestJet's fun and friendly image, extensive network and remarkable
guest experience, WestJet Vacations offers guests a great flight
schedule and a wide variety of hotel and resort options to create fun
and affordable vacation experiences. For more information visit www.westjetvacations.com.
About WestJet Rewards
WestJet Rewards members earn WestJet dollars on WestJet flights,
vacation packages and more. WestJet dollars can be used like cash
towards the purchase of WestJet flights and WestJet Vacations packages
on any date to any WestJet or WestJet Encore destination with no
blackout periods, even on seat sales. More flights equal more benefits,
including bonus WestJet dollars and Jet-Aways. Guests who use their
WestJet RBC MasterCard will earn WestJet dollars even faster.
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