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Air China

Air China is a majority state-owned enterprise headquartered in China. In 2021, its revenue was USD 10.8 billion. Air China is the flag carrier of China and one of the three biggest mainland Chinese airlines. The company offers passenger and cargo flights and other airline services. Air China serves customers worldwide.

Ranking position
#84 /90
Total score
2.9 /100

1.9 /60
Core social indicators
1.0 /20
Just transition
0.0 /20

ACT score components

Performance score
1.3 /20
Narrative Score
Trend Score
  • Trend line is up
  • Trend line is equal
  • Trend line is down
Performance module name Performance module score Rank (0-90)


0.0 /100 #59

Material investment

0.0 /100 #53

Intangible investment

5.0 /100 #24

Sold products



21.7 /100 #76

Supplier engagement

0.0 /100 #70

Client engagement

28.8 /100 #36

Policy engagement

10.0 /100 #60

Business model

7.5 /100 #29

ACT assessment

Leading practices

No leading practices were identified for this company.

Risks and opportunities


Air China receives a trend score of -. If the company were reassessed in the near future, its score would likely decrease. Air China’s cumulative emissions in 2016-2021 exceeded the company’s carbon budget by 30%. Based on its current fleet the company is projected to greatly exceed its carbon budget for the period 2022-2036. Air China will require significant reductions in emissions intensity to stay within its 1.5°C budget. The company supports China’s national goals of carbon peaking by 2030 and net-zero by 2060 but has no transition plan to achieve them.

Progress towards the Paris Agreement

Social assessment

Just transition assessment

Core social assessment

More about the company

Beijing, China
USD 10.8 billion
Majority state-owned