Since establishment 60 years ago, China Airlines has diligently worked to meet the expectations of employees and society. In 2019, the business performed excellently in many aspects, including service quality, corporate governance, sustainable results, aviation safety, international certifications, green energy, carbon reduction, and corporate marketing.
Promoting Taiwan to the World: A Repeat International Award Winner at the US Rose Parade
The 130th Rose Parade was held in Pasadena, California in 2019. Using “Rhythms of Taiwan” as a design theme, China Airlines wooed the crowd with a cartoonish representation of the Third Prince Nezha. The presentation won us another first prize award for international floats and showed the beauty of Taiwan to the world.
Carbon Reduction Performance: China Airlines Is Recognized as a Model Company
In 2016 and 2018, we received a score of “A- /Leadership” based on our answers to the Carbon Disclosure Project climate change questionnaire. In 2019, for our supplier engagement ranking we received a rating of “A-/ Leadership,” making us a leader in the global air transport industry. These results show that the world recognizes our efforts and performance.
Fly to Eco Wins at the Taipei Golden Eagle Micro-movie Festival
In 2019, in the multimedia and sustainability categories at the Taipei Golden Eagle Micro-movie Festival, our Fly to ECO video bagged four honors: Outstanding Cinematographic Creativity, Outstanding Social Inclusion, Outstanding Operations and Governance, and Best Environmental Stewardship. These honors affirmed our efforts to protect the environment and fulfill our social responsibility.
Dual Honors in the 2019 Sustainability Yearbook
In the 2019 Sustainability Yearbook, China Airlines received the Bronze Class and Industry Mover awards. We finished among the top three airlines and were the only Asian airlines to win two awards.
Inclusion on the FTSE4Good TIP Taiwan ESG Index
In 2019, when the Taiwan Stock Exchange, the Taiwan Index Plus, and FTSE Russell announced 69 members of the latest FTSE4Good TIP Taiwan ESG Index, China Airlines made the cut again and received a certificate of membership.
Taiwan’s First Internationally Certified Pharmaceutical Cold Chain Transport Company
China Airlines’ cargo operations were certified by the IATA Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics, CEIV Pharma, making us the first company in Taiwan to receive this honor. We are one of 17 certified airlines in the world. The certification affirms our strict quality control and strong cargo operations. It shows that we meet international standards in pharmaceutical logistics, a difficult cargo space where time and temperature control are vital.
Ranking in the Top 5% of the Corporate Governance Evaluations
China Airlines again ranked in the top 5% of the corporate governance evaluations held by the Taiwan Stock Exchange. We performed well in a number of categories, including Protecting Shareholder Rights and Interests and Treating Shareholders Equitably, Enhancing Board Composition and Operation, Increasing Information Transparency, and Putting Corporate Social Responsibility Into Practice.
A Winner in Next Magazine’s 2019 Top Service Awards
China Airlines placed first in the international airlines category of Next Magazine’s 2019 Top Service Awards after beating other airlines that operate in Taiwan in the magazine’s online poll.
Annual Image Advertising Wins at the 4A Creative Awards
China Airlines’ recent annual image advertising campaigns, including #TheTripYouPromised in 2018 and #WhatTravelBringsYou in 2019, subverted conventional advertising way of thinking. Critics at the influential 4A Creative Awards in Taiwan were impressed, awarding the ads with two gold, three silver, and one bronze award, in categories such as best viral advertising video, best long-format video, and best video advertisement. #TheTripYouPromised even won Best of Show, and #WhatTravelBringsYou won a 2019 Times Advertising Award in the travel video category and a best director award in the technical accomplishments category.
A Winner of the APEX Five Star Global Airline Award
In a joint poll conducted by the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) and popular travel website TripIt, China Airlines won a 2020 APEX Five Star Global Airline award, marking the third consecutive year we won the award.
A Winner at the Global Corporate Sustainability Awards
In the Global Corporate Sustainability Awards, announced by the Taiwan Institute for Sustainable Energy, China Airlines won the Reporting (World) award for the first time along with five TCSA awards. It was the sixth consecutive year we were honored. The awards are an affirmation of our performance and help stakeholders to understand our commitment to corporate sustainable operations.
Passing the IOSA Renewal Audit for the 8th Time
Safety is a core value of China Airlines. Since first obtaining IATA’s IOSA certification in 2005, we passed eight renewal audits and continue to undergo re-audits every two years. These efforts show that we meet the highest of international standards and ensure there are no holes in our safety and protection measures.