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Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines is a publicly listed company headquartered in the United States of America. In 2021, its revenue was USD 15.8 billion. Southwest is a low-cost airline, carrying more air travellers flying nonstop within the USA than any other airline. It serves 121 airports across 11 countries.

Ranking position
#51 /90
Total score
17.1 /100

11.7 /60
Core social indicators
3.5 /20
Just transition
1.9 /20

ACT score components

Performance score
3.2 /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)


9.4 /100 #52

Material investment

4.6 /100 #48

Intangible investment

15.0 /100 #10

Sold products



37.1 /100 #48

Supplier engagement

16.7 /100 #42

Client engagement

53.8 /100 #14

Policy engagement

10.0 /100 #60

Business model

5.0 /100 #35

ACT assessment

Leading practices

No leading practices were identified for this company

Risks and opportunities


Southwest receives a trend score of -. If the company were reassessed in the near future, its score would likely decrease. Southwest has set emissions reduction targets, including a 2050 net-zero target. However, the company is not on track to achieve the reduction in emissions intensity required to align with its 1.5°C pathway. Southwest is projected to greatly exceed its carbon budget for 2022-2036. The company has committed to increasing the proportion of SAF used to 10% by 2030 but does not have a decarbonisation strategy beyond 2030.

Progress towards the Paris Agreement

Social assessment

Just transition assessment

Core social assessment

More about the company

Dallas, United States of America
USD 15.79 billion
Publicly listed