The GRI is a voluntary, internationally recognized framework for sustainability reporting that allows organizations the opportunity to measure and report their economic, social, and environmental efforts in a consistent manner.
Global Reporting Initiative
The 2010 Southwest Airlines One Report™ conforms to the principles outlined in the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Sustainability Reporting Guidelines version 3.0 (G3) and fully complies with the GRI’s B+ application level—an increased application level from the C+ achieved by the 2009 Southwest Airlines One Report™. The GRI is a voluntary, internationally recognized framework for sustainability reporting that allows organizations the opportunity to measure and report their economic, social, and environmental efforts in a consistent manner. The GRI also offers a variety of application levels that show the extent to which G3 guidelines have been applied throughout the report and provide guidance on how organizations can continuously improve their reporting.
The 2010 One Report follows the release of our 2009 One Report. As Southwest Airlines’ second One Report, the 2010 One Report illustrates our continued steadfast focus on the triple bottom line—our Performance, Our People, and our Planet. The 2010 One Report represents Southwest Airlines through calendar year 2010, unless otherwise stated, and represents only those business activities for which Southwest Airlines generally has complete control or ownership. This report does not include facilities primarily controlled by others, such as airport terminal space, or outsourced or subcontracted facilities. To develop the 2010 One Report, we adopted the same scope, boundary, and measurement methods that were used to develop the 2009 One Report. Southwest Airlines intends to continue releasing its Southwest Airlines One Report™ on an annual basis.