Reduce, Reuse and Respect

Korean Air meets international environmental standards according to ISO14001 certification in four sectors (Headquarters, Aerospace Business, Maintenance & Engineering and Catering Center). We strive to prevent environmental pollution by using eco-friendly resources, recycling waste resources, following environmental regulations and preemptively preventing environmentally hazardous substances.

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B787 with high fuel efficiency and eco-friendly features

B787 with high fuel efficiency and eco-friendly features

Our Response to Environmental Pollution

Environmental risk management

Korean Air takes pride in its commitment to environmental protection, including action steps that protect biodiversity and  management of ozone-depleting substances in order to cope with environmental pollution.

  • Complaints regarding environmental pollution: We established a standard procedure for communication involving environmental management regulations, in order to directly respond to any complaints about environmental issues in a timely manner.
  • Biodiversity protection: We actively participate in international initiatives to protect biodiversity.
  • Management of ozone-depleting substances: We endeavour to replace ozone-depleting substances in accordance with requirements identified by international conventions on environment.

Response to Climate Change

The Aviation industry and climate change

Climate change is one of the most pressing environmental issues facing mankind today. In spite of the smaller share of contribution to the world’s carbon emission compared with other sectors of transportation, emissions from the industry are projected to rise in line with growing demand for air transportation.

To reduce this impact, Korean Air has implemented various initiatives aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving fuel efficiency. These measures can also improve cost savings, and our strategic purchases of carbon credits can in turn boost the company’s competitive edge compared to other airlines.

Korean Air has implemented various initiatives aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions, improving fuel efficiency and strategically securing carbon credits, among others.