Environmental, Social and Governance ("ESG") Responsibility
Aviation brings people, cultures and economies together, driving economic growth and social progress. Since our foundation in 2008, we have established our operation caring for social values, local development and environmental protection, aiming to create sustainable long-term relationships with all of our stakeholders.
Emissions efficiency is a constant concern for our sector. Recently developed, more efficient aircraft models and effective operating processes lead to a decrease in fuel consumption per passenger. Our fleet transformation process, which consists of replacing older generation aircraft with next-generation fuel efficient aircraft is not only the main driver of our positive operating results going forward but also the main source of a reduction in our fuel consumption per passenger flown. We are constantly working in other initiatives as well to reduce our fuel consumption including route optimization and operational improvements.
Azul’s most valuable asset is a committed team of Crewmembers, passionate about what they do. Our mission is for our Crewmembers to have the best job of their lives working at Azul and to offer our customers the best flight of their lives. This is only possible when they served by people who are feeling confident and happy about their jobs. For us, our Crewmembers are essential to our achieving excellence. Regardless of our position in the Company, we are all Azul: we are part of the same team, and the Azul experience is a collective effort that involves the commitment from all of us.
As of December 31, 2019, we were the sole airline in 156 of the 249 routes we served, and as a result, we support smaller communities that are located far from bigger metropolitan areas, boosting their local economy. In addition to our diversified domestic network, we also serve select international destinations and partner with several airlines connecting customers to global destinations.
In 2019, we affirmed our commitment to the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and developed an increasingly engaged social action, not only around our operating stations, but across the country. We are committed to building a promising future, connecting people and changing lives through the work of our team of 2,193 volunteers and social investment projects that have directly benefited more than 50,000 people.
We conduct our corporate governance with transparency and in accordance with the most relevant market guidelines that comply with SEC and CVM requirements. Azul was the first Brazilian company to become signatory to the Brazilian Takeover Panel (CAF), a private self-regulated organization for the Brazilian securities market ruled by the highest levels of corporate governance standards.