At KLM we believe that being a leader in the aviation industry is a position that comes with great social responsibility. We are well aware of our industry's impact on the environment and are dedicated to ensuring that KLM maintains an active role in contributing to the well being of our planet.
To achieve this we consider and implement important initiatives that can have a positive effect on our society. From using biofuels on our flights, to maintaining strict recycling protocols, to sourcing high quality yet lightweight materials for seats, blankets, and even tableware, we are able to help preserve our natural resources while still providing our customers with the comfort they deserve.
Enjoy a virtual tour of how Blue flies Green.
Since 2007, KLM has been known as an industry leader in environmental sustainability thanks to our consistent focus on finding ways to offset our carbon footprint. More →
KLM planes fly clean and green. Only recycled water is used to wash away dirt, fuel residue and organic waste. And even engines are washed regularly for more fuel efficiency. More →
Enjoying excellent coffee is a European tradition. KLM brings
it up a notch by using only 100% sustainable UTZ certified
coffee in-flight. More →
At KLM, our flight attendants’ outdated uniforms embark on a fashionable new life as sturdy travel bags and useful textiles. More →
We are proud that KLM operated the first commercial flight on biokerosene in June 2011 and its first transatlantic flight fuelled partly by sustainable biofuels between Amsterdam and Rio De Janeiro in June 2012, which was the longest distance any aircraft has flown on biofuels. We hope that these important steps will set a new standard for greater sustainability in air travel throughout the world.
KLM is the only airline that regularly serves fish caught in a sustainable manner. More →