United announced today that it has teamed up with more than a dozen new environmental, nonprofit partners to advance sustainability efforts across the airline's hub cities as well as Hawaii, complementing the airline's commitment to become 100% green and reduce its greenhouse gas emissions 100% by 2050.
Among the 16 new partners are Carbon180 and RMI, which have worked with United to support decarbonization and Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) initiatives at a policy level; Delta Institute and Liberty Hill, which have participated in listening sessions and awareness events with United employees; and Galveston Bay Foundation and Kanu Hawaii, with which United employees volunteered in Houston and on the islands of Oahu, Maui and Kauai in local cleanups and sustainable agriculture activities throughout Earth Month.
Since 2018, United has contributed more than $60 million in cash and in-kind contributions to nonprofit partners and United employees have volunteered more than 220,000 hours in communities across the country. With the addition of these new sustainability partners, the airline now supports 27 organizations focused on clean-technology innovation, recycling strategies, grassroots environmental education and justice, and other social impact initiatives – more than any other major U.S. airline.
"We are excited to partner with nonprofits in every one of our hub markets who are focused on protecting the environment, advocating for change, and driving innovation in sustainability," said Suzi Cabo, Managing Director, Global Community Engagement at United. "We have committed to becoming the most environmentally conscious airline in the world and, to achieve this, have a responsibility to drive meaningful change in the communities that we serve and put our people and planes to work for the greater good."