WestJet publishes second sustainability report

Airline uses Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) framework to complete second 
CALGARY, Dec. 20, 2012 /CNW/ - WestJet today announced the completion of its 
second corporate social responsibility report, the first using the Global 
Reporting Initiative (GRI) framework to report on economic, environmental and 
social performance. 
"This report demonstrates WestJet's ongoing commitment to sustainable growth 
and to our responsibilities to the communities we serve," commented Mike 
McNaney, WestJet Vice-President, Environment, Fuel and Government Relations. 
"Building off last year's 'Responsible Growth' report, we have made the 
commitment to further our reporting on the socially responsible elements of 
our airline. I would like to extend a warm thanks to the more than 9,000 
WestJetters who deliver our caring brand in all aspects of our business." 
WestJet reported against the GRI's key performance indicators in the areas of 
economic, environmental and social performance. The airline self-declared an 
application level C, which is intended for first-time reporting organizations. 
WestJet's GRI report was reviewed with select indicators assured by Deloitte 
and Touche LLP, thereby demonstrating our commitment to transparency and 
demonstrating a leading practice in our industry. 
WestJet's GRI report can be viewed at 
The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is an independent global organization 
that works with the United Nations Environment Program to make sustainability 
reporting standard practice. GRI produces a comprehensive sustainability 
reporting framework that is widely used around the world to promote greater 
organizational transparency. The framework sets out the principles and 
indicators organizations can use to measure and report their economic, 
environmental and social performance. GRI is committed to continuously 
improving and increasing the use of the guidelines, which are freely available 
to the public. For more information, please visit globalreporting.org. 
About WestJet
WestJet is Canada's most preferred airline, offering scheduled service to 81 
destinations in North America, Central America and the Caribbean. Powered by 
an award-winning culture of care, WestJet has pioneered low-cost flying in 
Canada. Recognized nationally as a top employer, WestJet now has more than 
9,000 WestJetters across Canada. Operating a fleet of 100 Boeing 
Next-Generation 737 aircraft with future confirmed deliveries for an 
additional 35 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft through 2018 and plans to 
launch a low-cost regional airline in 2013, WestJet strives to be one of the 
five most successful international airlines in the world. 
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