CHICAGO, Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines today released its Corporate Responsibility Report highlighting the company's work to operate a socially, environmentally and financially responsible business. The report, which covers 2010 and 2011, outlines the company's commitment to building its global business in a way that benefits customers, co-workers, investors and the environment they share.
The Corporate Responsibility Report is available online at http://crreport.united.com, and through United's corporate website at http://www.united.com. United will answer questions about the report at [email protected].
Highlights from the Corporate Responsibility Report include:
In 2011, United and its customers contributed more than $25 million in cash and travel and volunteered nearly 40,000 hours to support community partners.
United was the first U.S. airline to serve customers on a flight powered by algae-based biofuel and has signed agreements to negotiate the purchase of more than 50 million gallons of biofuel. Through its Eco-Skies program, United continues to reduce its environmental footprint with greater fuel efficiency in the air and on the ground, enhanced recycling efforts and improved use of sustainable products.
United co-workers participate in employee profit sharing and programs that provide incentives for good performance. Today co-workers benefit from wellness and safety programs, including on-site health clinics at select locations.
United is making investments in its aircraft fleet and ground facilities and will be the first U.S. carrier to take delivery of the fuel-saving, customer-pleasing Boeing 787 Dreamliner. In addition to ordering more than 270 new aircraft made by Boeing and Airbus, United is investing $550 million to upgrade its existing fleet and more than $400 million to improve its customers' experiences at airports.
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In 2011, United carried more passenger traffic than any other airline. United received awards for supplier diversity from organizations including the Women's Business Enterprise National Council and Minority Business News USA magazine.
United Airlines and United Express operate an average of 5,574 flights a day to 377 airports on six continents from our hubs in Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Guam, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco, Tokyo and Washington, D.C. In 2011, United carried more traffic than any other airline in the world, and operated more than two million flights carrying 142 million passengers. United is upgrading its cabins with more flat-bed seats in first and business class and more extra-legroom economy-class seating than any other airline in North America. United operates nearly 700 mainline aircraft and has orders for more than 270 new aircraft deliveries through 2022, including 50 Boeing 787 Dreamliners, 25 Airbus A350XWBs, and 100 Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft. United was rated the world's most admired airline on FORTUNE magazine's 2012 airline-industry list of the World's Most Admired Companies. Readers of Global Traveler magazine have voted United's MileagePlus program the best frequent flyer program for eight consecutive years. United is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to 193 countries via 27 member airlines. More than 85,000 United employees reside in every U.S. state and in countries around the world. For more information, visit united.com or follow United on Twitter and Facebook. The common stock of United's parent, United Continental Holdings, Inc., is traded on the NYSE under the symbol UAL.
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