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Southwest Wins 2023 SEAL Award for Innovation in Environmental Sustainability!

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In hard-to-abate sectors like the airline industry, driving meaningful progress on environmental sustainability requires every possible tool available, and Southwest Airlines is taking up the challenge! We’re focused on our goal of achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050, which will require a strategic mix of advanced long-term planning and near-term action. Sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) is the most impactful lever we currently have, and it’s why we are supporting this technology.


I’m proud of our innovative approach to supporting SAF, which is why it’s such an honor to be named a 2023 Sustainability, Environmental Achievement, and Leadership (SEAL) Business Awards winner in the Environmental Initiative category for our investment in SAFFiRE Renewables, LLC (SAFFiRE1), as part of a pilot project supporting the development and production of SAF. The SEAL Awards recognize and honor individual programs and initiatives that move the needle on environmental progress and demonstrate leadership toward a sustainable future.


We’re grateful to be recognized by the SEAL Awards for our investment in SAFFiRE! And today, in recognition of World Environment Day, I encourage you to take a moment and familiarize yourself with the many ways Southwest is showing our respect for the Planet. Environmental sustainability is an important part of our present and future, and while challenges lie ahead, we are taking action across our four-pillar strategy to proactively address these challenges.


[1] Sustainable Aviation Fuel From [i] Renewable Ethanol

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