American Airlines announced its participation in the Climate Leaders program of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as part of its continued commitment to environmentally-responsible business practices. American is the first major passenger airline to join the program. Climate Leaders is a collaboration of business and the EPA to develop comprehensive climate change strategies. Members commit to reducing their impact on the global environment by setting ambitious greenhouse gas reduction goals to be achieved over the next 5 to 10 years and reporting their progress to the EPA annually.
American has committed to a 30% reduction in greenhouse gasses by 2025 and will work closely with Climate Leaders to set a mid-range goal to help meet this long-range target.