Allegiant Travel Company Publishes its First Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report
Allegiant Travel Company has released its 2021 Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Report. The detailed report shows the company's efforts to improve the communities where its employees live and work and to have less of an effect on the environment.
Allegiant collaborated with Schneider Electric, the global leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, to create a comprehensive ESG programme in 2022. The purpose of the Las Vegas-based airline was to accelerate ESG activities across the organisation to better serve its employees, customers, shareholders, and communities.
The report is the first of its kind for Allegiant. It was made using the frameworks of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB). It can be viewed online at Allegiant.com.
The CEO of Allegiant, John Redmond, said, "We are committed to making Allegiant Travel Company a leader in sustainability by developing and following ESG best practices across our business. To keep us accountable and in the interest of transparency, we committed to reporting annually on our ESG progress. I'm proud to present our first report in which we begin the process of disclosing data and information on our ESG efforts."
Following are the highlights of Allegiant's 2021 ESG report:
In 2021, Allegiant's per passenger fuel consumption, measured in gallons of fuel per thousand revenue passenger miles, was 12% more efficient than the industry average.
Over the past ten years, the Las Vegas travel company has invested more in making its planes more fuel efficient than any other domestic airline. As a result, it has used less fuel per revenue passenger mile than any other domestic airline.
Allegiant began providing ongoing carbon emissions reporting of its Scope 1, 2 and 3 greenhouse gas (GHC) emissions.
In 2021, Allegiant invested more than $200 million and brought in more than 240 high-wage jobs by creating new bases of operations in Austin, Texas; Flint, Michigan; and Appleton, Wisconsin.
Allegiant resumed in-kind travel for Make-a-Wish children and their families following a COVID-19 pause and continued to donate more than $1 million annually to the Make-a-Wish Foundation. Allegiant also co-sponsored Girls in Aviation Day and provided scholarships to encourage careers in aviation.
Sunseeker Resort in Charlotte Harbor, Florida, set to open in 2023, is being constructed using eco-friendly materials and practices throughout the property. Every part of the resort was made with sustainability in mind. For example, a 2,300-foot seawall was built to keep the shoreline from eroding. Sunseeker will hire up to 1,200 people, which will make it the third largest employer in Southwest Florida.
The company increased Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) efforts across all levels of its workforce, including achieving a Board of Directors membership that is 25% female and 12.5% ethnically diverse.