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American Airlines Scores High On Newsweek's Green Rankings List

Boeing 767For the third consecutive year, AMR Corporation — the parent company of American Airlines — holds the title of the greenest U.S. airline. This is according to Newsweek's 2012 Green Rankings List, an annual environmental list of the 500 largest publicly traded companies in the United States. AMR Corporation's performance also ranked second best among 18 other green companies in the transportation and logistics category.

“Being honored in the Newsweek Green Rankings is direct result of the passion and dedication of our people to making American Airlines a better steward of the environment,” said David Campbell, American’s Vice President – Safety, Security and Environmental. “Reducing our carbon footprint is a core commitment that our people take very seriously, and this is reflected through our many successful environmental programs.” American was also recognized for its environmental reporting. This category evaluates the adequacy, completeness and quality of company sustainability reporting, and includes measurement and disclosure of environmental impacts and involvement in key transparency initiatives.

In collaboration with leading environmental research organizations, Newsweek annually evaluates the 500 largest publicly traded companies in the U.S. by size according to revenue (most recent fiscal year), market capitalization and number of employees. Companies are ranked by their overall Green Score, which is determined by their environmental footprint, management of that footprint and sustainability communications. American stresses that it is committed to minimizing its environmental impact throughout all operations and maintaining transparency of its efforts. A number of programs, as well as grass-root initiatives implemented by American’s people, contribute to the airline’s success in reducing its footprint. Key areas of focus include:

To read the full press release visit Bloomberg.com