JetBlue’s Environmental and Responsibility Report

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JetBlue’s Environmental and Responsibility Report

Highlights from the 2016 annual report include:

  • Environment

The aviation industry made history with a worldwide global carbon offset agreement. In addition to joining the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials, JetBlue also signed one of the biggest renewable jet fuel agreements in history.

  • Innovation

Smart investments in new technology today better prepare JetBlue for opportunities in the future. JetBlue remains committed to NextGen and is investing more than $60 million in technologies to create much-needed efficiencies and reduce emissions.

  • Education

Future success depends on the potential that is nurtured today. In 2016, JetBlue provided support for crewmembers to complete their college degrees. While, JetBlue For Good, the airline’s platform for social impact and corporate responsibility, and the JetBlue Foundation made STEM and aviation education more accessible for students from traditionally underserved communities.

  • Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity is the blueprint for a robust business. Crewmembers from different backgrounds are better able to anticipate the needs of diverse customers. In 2016, JetBlue broadened its horizons by serving new communities and encouraging crewmembers to meet their highest potential through crewmember resource groups and mentorship opportunities.

  • Caring

JetBlue flies planes, but it ultimately connects people. In 2016, JetBlue responded to crises and natural disasters in its various communities including the Orlando shootings and Hurricane Matthew. JetBlue For Good also built its 25th playground in an area of need and donated more than $1.5 million to charities. While crewmembers volunteered 170,000 hours for a variety of causes.

To learn more about JetBlue’s long-term responsibility platform and to view the full report, visit


Content from this campaign

Money Talks: The Bottom Line of Our Shorelines
“More than one-third of our travel is to the Caribbean and Latin America, much of it leisure travel, driven by demand to see the unique beauty of these areas, which is why protecting the nature of the areas in turn protects tourism and our business.” —Sophia Mendelsohn, Head of Sustainability, JetBlue No one gains from polluted oceans and...
Jul 21, 2017 8:45 AM ET
Millions of Recycled Bottles and Cans, and Counting
“Recycling can really be encapsulated in one word — Respect! Respect for ourselves, our environment, and our future. Year after year, the need to recycle is at the forefront of crewmembers’ minds, and thanks to support at various levels, we have been able to navigate the complexities of recycling at one of the busiest airports in the country.” —Jahvon Tuitt, Ground...
Jul 20, 2017 9:05 AM ET
Healthy Paychecks (and Health Checkups That Pay)
“Our benefits programs are designed to ensure that we are promoting medical, financial, and mental wellness for all of our crewmembers. Our programs like DESTINATION: FAMILY, Healthy Rewards, and our BlueCarpet advocacy service bring the passion back to healthcare. We want our crewmembers to have the advantage that JetBlue encourages a healthy work-life balance.” —...
Jul 14, 2017 8:15 AM ET
T5’s Food Trash Turns to Healthy Soils
“Deciding to join the composting initiative in T5 was a no-brainer. We pride ourselves on offering great products to the community through our concepts. Being able to help positively impact the environment in the process is a win-win in our eyes.” —Anthony Martino, General Manager, Jamba Juice and Dunkin Donuts In 2016, our JFK T5...
Jul 10, 2017 8:35 AM ET
40 Crewmembers Earn College Degrees with JetBlue Scholars
“JetBlue Scholars is proof that unbundling the higher education process works… Many started college years ago but couldn’t afford to finish. There are pilots, reservation agents, flight attendants, mechanics, and administrative staff participating in the program. The average Scholar is 42 and has been out of the classroom for over 20 years. They have tremendous work experience, but no...
Jul 5, 2017 8:15 AM ET