Corporate responsibility 2014 report
Due to the tremendous effort of our dedicated employees, we have made significant progress toward merging our airlines and restoring American to greatness. We’re on our way to being the airline that customers want to fly, employees want to work for and Wall Street wants to invest in. Although we’re a year closer to our goal, there’s still a lot of work to do. Most critically, the success of our full integration depends on our ability to continue to work collaboratively and deliver on our 5 imperatives:
Focus on customers
In the past year, we have made significant improvements in our customers’ experience. With the world’s largest codeshare and as a member of oneworld® – an alliance of the world’s most distinguished airlines – we provide our customers access to an exceptional network, facilitating their travel to destinations worldwide. Meanwhile, the hundreds of new and refurbished planes we put into service last year, with lie-flat seats, wireless access and other amenities, are making our customers’ time in the air more comfortable and productive.
Safe and reliable operations
The safety of our customers and our employees is the foundation of all we do, and it provides us with a solid base for achieving industry-leading reliability and dependability. In 2014, we rolled out our “Are You Ready?” campaign, emphasizing the importance of employees anticipating and following through so that flights leave on time, baggage gets to its destination and customer expectations are met.
Engage our team members
One of the many benefits of our banner year was our ability to hire 7,300 new employees. We also reached agreements with 24,000 of our flight attendants and 15,000 of our pilots for pay increases of 14 percent and 23 percent respectively. In addition, we recognized employees for exceptional customer service, with nearly $24 million awarded through the Chairman’s Award, the Above & Beyond program and our monthly Triple Play incentive.
Our employees had many opportunities to speak directly with leadership at quarterly State of the Airline meetings, Crew News and Town Halls. And they continued to drive community engagement, supporting our strategic causes of education, human services and military and veterans’ initiatives through their volunteerism and philanthropic contributions.
Returns for investors
In 2014, we achieved record-breaking financial results that yielded benefits to investors, employees, customers and communities alike. Shareholders were rewarded with a 113 percent rise in the value of our stock and the first dividend in 35 years.
In addition to producing great returns for investors, we made significant capital investments in our facilities, including the new state-of-the-art 200,000 square-foot Robert W. Baker Integrated Operations Center near Dallas/Fort Worth Airport, scheduled to open in the third quarter of 2015. These projects in turn catalyze greater economic activity in our communities.
Look to the future
As leaders in our industry, we are investing in securing our future success. Our single largest outlay last year—the acquisition of more than 100 new planes—was a quadruple win, for our employees, customers, shareholders and the environment. It enabled us to provide new comforts and amenities for customers and make our fleet more fuel efficient.
Our attention to environmental stewardship extends across our operations. Employees are engaged in reducing fuel use and lowering greenhouse gas emissions via our Fuel Smart program, flight attendants are recycling cans and other materials on board aircraft, and we are integrating high standards of environmental performance and healthfulness into the construction and renovation of our buildings and facilities.
As much as we have achieved, there is always more we can do. We are proud of how far we’ve come and excited by the promising path ahead. Our employees are working hard to return American to being the greatest airline in the world.
Doug Parker, CEO and Chairman
Since our last Corporate Responsibility Report, published in May 2013, we’ve completed the merger of AMR Corporation and US Airlines Group Inc. to form the American Airlines Group. This Corporate Responsibility report reflects the performance and operations of the American Airlines Group for the 2014 calendar year.
From 2007 through 2013, American Airlines used the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G3 Guidelines as the basis for our disclosures on environmental, social and governance performance. As part of our commitment to transparency we are transitioning to the GRI’s newest standard, the G4 Guidelines. Standard Disclosures from the GRI G4 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines included in this report are referenced in the GRI Table.
See all performance stats for 2014
Revenue category Amounts in millions USD
(except per-share amounts)
Mainline Passenger $30,802 Regional Passenger $6,322 Cargo $875 Other $4,651 Total operating revenue $42,650 Operating income $4,249 Income tax expense $330 Net Income $2,882 Basic Earnings $4.02 per share Cash dividends declared $0.20 per common share
Carrier type Revenue passenger miles (millions) Available seat miles (millions) Passenger load factor (percent) Departures (thousands) Mainline 195,651 237,522 82.4% 1,144 Regional 22,219 28,135 79.0% –
On-time performance1 Completion factor2 Mishandled baggage3 Customer complaints4 77.90 98.40 3.85 2.12
1 Percentage of reported flight operations arriving on time as defined by the DOT
2 Percentage of scheduled flight operations completed
3 Rate of mishandled baggage reports per 1,000 passengers
4 Rate of customer complaints filed with the DOT per 100,000 enplanements
Carrier type Jet fuel consumption (millions of gallons) Direct energy from jet fuel (millions of gigajoules) Energy intensity* (gigajoules per million RTMs) Indirect energy from electricity (millions of gigajoules) American Airlines (Mainline) 3,644.4 518.2 26.6 2.9 Regional Flying (including wholly owned affiliates and contract flying) 687.6 97.8 43.8 0.1
Greenhouse gas emissions (thousands of metric tons CO2)
Carrier type Scope 1 (direct) Scope 2 (indirect) Scope 3 (employee commuting and aircraft delivery) GHG intensity ratio (Scope 1 emissions per 1,000 RTMs) GHG intensity ratio (Scope 1 emissions per million dollars of revenue) American Airlines (Mainline) 35,142 500 184 1.61 1,109 Regional Flying (including wholly owned affiliates and contract flying) 6,621 19 – 2.95 1,047
Carrier type Nitrous oxide (NOx) (metrics tons from landing/take-off cycle) Sulfur oxide (SOx) (metric tons) Ozone-Depleting Substances (metric tons) American Airlines (Mainline) 19,567 1,435 29
Carrier type Regulated waste, including hazardous waste and universal waste (tons) Non-regulated waste for hubs, maintenance and HDQ facilities only (tons) Recycled materials and waste minimization (tons) American Airlines and Regional Flying 1,161 21,237 4,846
Carrier type Water consumption for major facilities, excluding airports (millions of gallons; from municipal water supplies) American Airlines (Mainline) 467
Percent of mainline aircraft certified as or meeting Chapter 3 noise limits Percent of mainline aircraft certified as or meeting Chapter 4 noise limits 100% 86%
Environmental notices of violation Environmental fines paid (thousands of dollars) 9 $0.5
Injury Rate (Total recordable cases per 200,000 man hours) Lost Day Rate 7.79 3.41
Global Workforce and Diversity – Mainline
Employees by Region
Region 2014 total Female Male United States 91,596 41% 59% Canada 224 64% 36% Mexico, Caribbean and Latin America (MCLA) 3,867 62% 38% Asia Europe 1,378 57% 43% Total of all regions 97,065 42% 58%
Type 2014 Total Female Male Full Time 86,305 40% 60% Part Time 10,760 56% 44%
Employees by Workgroup
Workgroup 2014 Total Female Male Flight Attendants 23,216 75% 25% Maintenance and Related 14,355 5% 95% Fleet Service 14,272 11% 89% Pilots 12,932 4% 96% Management and Professional 9,589 44% 56% Passenger Service 9,168 74% 26% International 5,469 61% 39% Reservations 5,199 83% 17% Administrative 2,318 82% 18% Director and above 547 27% 73%
Employees by age group
Age group 2014 Total Female Male Less than 30 years old 7,356 55% 45% From 30–50 years old 39,911 44% 56% More than 50 years old 49,798 39% 61%
Ethnic composition of our U.S. workforce
Ethnicity 2014 Total Female Male Non-minority 61,371 39% 61% African-American 12,498 50% 50% Hispanic/Latino 11,098 38% 62% Asian 4,244 44% 62% American Indian/Alaskan Native 705 44% 56% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 319 41% 59% Two or More Races 789 55% 45% Ethnic minority total 29,653 44% 56% Not Reported 572 38% 62%
Employee category for our U.S. workforce
Employee category 2014 Total Female Male Management 10,136 43% 57% Non-Management 81,460 41% 59% Total Workforce 91,596 41% 59%
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Since 2007, we have provided our stakeholders with annual reports of American’s environmental, social and governance priorities and performance. We are proud of our record of transparency, and we encourage readers to review our past reports.