AboutJacqueline Drumheller is the sustainability manager for Alaska Airlines, where she is on a mission to make her company the aviation leader in environmental stewardship. Prior to joining Alaska Airlines in 1997, she worked in both the environmental consulting industry as well as hazardous waste management, treatment and disposal industry. During her career, she has tackled almost every single aspect of environmental protection and compliance, from audits to underground storage tank removals. In 2008, she co-founded Alaska Airlines’ corporate sustainability program. She raised awareness of the importance and value of environmental stewardship through the launch and leadership of a cross-divisional Green Team, which lead to a company-wide adoption of new “greener” business initiatives and strategies. Since that time, Alaska Airlines has published four sustainability reports, developed a formal governance structure and long-term sustainability goals, and has begun the challenging process of integrating sustainability into their daily business practices.
July 8, 2015
Alaska Airlines is the most fuel-efficient airline in the nation. How did it create a culture of sustainability?