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WestJet Issues Corporate Social Responsibility Report

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WestJet has released its combined 2013 and 2014 corporate social responsibility (CSR) report, “Building on success,” using the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) framework to outline economic, environmental and social performance.

“WestJet maintains a strong commitment to social responsibility, especially within the communities we serve,” said Mike McNaney, WestJet vice-president, Industry, Corporate and Airport Affairs. “In the 2013 and 2014 CSR report, our reporting guidelines have doubled from 10 to 20 indicators. This demonstrates our goal to further our company transparency and commitment to these communities by providing as detailed communication as possible.”

Information contained in this report covers the period of Jan. 1, 2013, to Dec. 31, 2014, unless otherwise stated. The GRI provides WestJet with thorough reporting of key performance indicators by which the company can measure corporate social responsibility. The 2013 and 2014 CSR report addresses indicators compatible with GRI’s application level B+. The 2013 and 2014 report is based on 20 performance indicators, while previous reports gauged performance based on 10 indicators.

The Global Reporting Initiative is an independent global organization that works with the United Nations Environment Program to make sustainability reporting standard practice.
WestJet’s 2013 and 2014 CSR report – the third using GRI guidelines – can be found at http://www.westjet.com.

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