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WestJet issues fourth corporate social responsibility report

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CALGARY, Canada – WestJet today released its combined 2013 and 2014 corporate social responsibility (CSR) report, Building on success, using the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) framework to outline

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CALGARY, Canada – WestJet today released its combined 2013 and 2014 corporate social responsibility (CSR) report, Building on success, using the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) framework to outline economic, environmental and social performance.

“WestJet maintains a strong commitment to social responsibility, especially within the communities we serve,” said Mike McNaney, WestJet Vice-President, Industry, Corporate and Airport Affairs. “In the 2013 and 2014 CSR report, our reporting guidelines have doubled from 10 to 20 indicators. This demonstrates our goal to further our company transparency and commitment to these communities by providing as detailed communication as possible.”

Information contained in this report covers the period of January 1, 2013, to December 31, 2014, unless otherwise stated. The GRI provides WestJet with thorough reporting of key performance indicators by which the company can measure corporate social responsibility. The 2013 and 2014 CSR report addresses indicators compatible with GRI’s application level B+. The 2013 and 2014 report is based on 20 performance indicators, while previous reports gauged performance based on 10 indicators.

report spans over two years to align more closely with the timing of WestJet’s annual report, and provides coverage across all areas of the company. This report is an accessible reflection of WestJet’s commitment to enriching the lives of everyone in its world.
The Global Reporting Initiative 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.

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