Start-ups now have until the deadline of October 31, 2019 to enter KLM Royal Dutch Airlines’ sustainability contest to mark the airline’s 100th anniversary. The contest is part of KLM’s initiative “Fly Responsibly”, which urges airlines, partners, customers and employees to set standards for more sustainable aviation. Launched as a tiny start-up on October 7, 1919 in the Netherlands, KLM is hailed as the world’s oldest airline and still flies under its original name.
Forward-looking ideas for sustainable future
The airline would like to develop forward-looking ideas for a sustainable future with start-ups. How do fledgling companies practise sustainability? What innovative services and products are being developed and have projects for climate, nature and society been implemented or being planned?
Jury of innovation and sustainability experts
A jury consisting of innovation and sustainability experts will select the ten best ideas. KLM will take over the CO2 compensation of employees with these ten start-ups flying with Air France, KLM and Delta Air Lines for one year. The best concept wins EUR 10,000.