Eco-Skies

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At United, we’re committed to operating sustainably and responsibly. This commitment means we strive to minimize the environmental impacts associated with our operations and continuously look for ways to reduce our footprint in the air, on the ground and at our facilities.

From our CEO



“As CEO, it is my obligation to continue to pursue innovation across our organization and this is particularly true when it comes to sustainability. Sustainability remains a top priority for me and the entire United family – employees and customers alike. One of our greatest opportunities to reduce aviation’s environmental footprint is through sustainable aviation fuels. Our 2050 greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal will require us to expand our use of sustainable fuels, and welcome newer, more fuel-efficient aircraft to our fleet, pushing us forward. Our Eco-Skies program continues to grow and evolve to help us on our path forward towards true net-zero emissions.”

— Scott Kirby, Chief Executive Officer

Our commitment to the environment

Fuel efficiency and emissions reduction

We’re increasing fuel efficiency and reducing emissions through technology and process innovation.

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Sustainable products and materials management

We’re improving the sustainability of our products and facilities.

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Sustainable fuel sources

We’re investing in sustainable low-carbon aviation fuels.

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Eco-Skies partners

We’re partnering to promote sustainability and protect our environment.

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Our environmental sustainability projects

Catch a glimpse of the work we do in the sky and on the ground.

Get an overview of our Eco-Skies program with this “Big Metal Bird” episode. Watch here

Learn more about our history-making biofuel program in Los Angeles. Watch here

These kits are sent to those in need. With hygiene products that reduce the spread of disease, the kits can help save lives.

Our partnership with Clean the World helps those in need. Watch here

Go behind the scenes of our partnership with AltAir Fuels. Watch here

We’ve partnered with college students to create sustainable and stylish travel bags. Watch here

United’s Eco-Skies expert tells us more about the airline’s innovative environmental program. Watch here

Our environmental initiatives

Read more about our environmental initiatives through the United Hub.

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Corporate Responsibility Report

To learn more about how we support the environment through our business practices, view our Corporate Responsibility Report.

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