Air France-KLM Sustainable Procurement standards

Air France-KLM has a deep commitment to embedding sustainability in every aspect of our organization and supply chain. We ask our suppliers to commit to our sustainable supply chain standards, to jointly acceleate the sustainability performance in our supply chains, as part of our sourcing strategy and decisions.
We are committed to support and promote the principles of the ‘UN Global Compact’ in our strategy day-to-day practice. Therefore, we require our suppliers to conform to our Supplier Code of Conduct which sets out the standards and behavior we endorse in relation to ethics, social and environmental principles. It also forms part of Air France – KLM’s contracts.
Our policy is to have suppliers with a high ESG risk profile and critical suppliers assessed by Ecovadis. As part of our decarbonization ambition, we require our high emitting suppliers to do a CDP assessment. Furthermore, we encourage our key suppliers to sign up for the Science Based targets.

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EcoVadis assessments

Air France-KLM has mandated the internationally well recognized EcoVadis sustainability monitoring platform to assist our suppliers to conduct evidence based sustainability self-assessments.

This platform combines sustainability assessment expertise, data and reporting management tools that will allow you to demonstrate your best practices in sustainability management and will give you a clear competitive advantage in a world where the value of sustainability is accelerating. 

The EcoVadis platform, allows you to share your performance results with other business partners as well.

Our policy is to have all high sustainability risk and critical suppliers assessed by EcoVadis and to include the results in our sourcing decisions. We encourage all our suppliers to conduct the assessment. 

Find out more about EcoVadis and register to the EcoVadis asssesment on our dedicated Air France-KLM EcoVadis homepage.

Sustainable Airline Initiative EcoVadis


Air France - KLM, together with Delta airlines, Virgin Atlantic and Transavia, have launched the EcoVadis Sustainable Airline Initiative;  a purpose driven group of commercial aviation companies, that aim to accelerate the sustainability performance across the industry’s value chain and create supply chain transparency.

Creating one standard for ethical, social and environmental performance for the industry offers significant benefits for you, being able to share results easily, share learnings and focus on the important sustainability topics within our airline value chain.  


For more news on the Sustainable Airline Initiative, watch the 2023 annual sustain conference: When leaders commit to go further.



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CDP assessments

Air France-KLM has taken challenging and important steps to reach Science Based CO2 emissions reduction targets in line with the Paris Climate agreement, and the IATA ambition to make flying net zero in 2050. We invite you to join us on this exciting journey.

Making the carbon footprint of our joint supply chain more visible is a key element of this commitment. Our goal is to build a common understanding of CO2 footprint of our supply chains and align our plans for carbon reduction strategies.

Our policy is to evaluate the suppliers with the highest CO2 emissions by CDP Climate module. This CDP assessment provides valuable insight into carbon emissions, carbon reduction strategies and risks. The outcome of the CDP assessment is part of Air France-KLM's procurement strategy for targeted suppliers.

CDP ratings are of great value to Air France-KLM and to the long-term viability of our integrated airline supply chain, where you play a key role.

For more information on CDP, please visit www.cdp.net  


Science Based Targets – Lead the way to a low carbon future


Science-based targets provide companies with a clearly-defined path to reduce emissions in line with the Paris Agreement goals. More than 4,000 businesses around the world are already working with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).

Targets are considered ‘science-based’ if they are in line with what the latest climate science deems necessary to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement – limiting global warming to well-below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and pursuing efforts to limit warming to 1.5°C.

We encourage our suppliers to  sign up for the Science Based Targets initiative.

Read more on: Air France-KLM: Our Commitments.


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