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United Airlines Holdings

United Airlines Holdings is a publicly listed company headquartered in the United States of America. In 2020 its revenue was USD 24.63 billion. The company operates a fleet of 826 aircraft. It also subcontracts regional airlines under the brand name United Express, which operates a further 518 aircraft. Measured by its fleet size and number of routes, United is the fourth largest airline in the world.

Ranking position
#30 /90
Total score
28.2 /100

25.1 /60
Core social indicators
2.5 /20
Just transition
0.6 /20

ACT score components

Performance score
6.6 /20
Narrative Score
Trend Score
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Performance module name Performance module score Rank (0-90)


83.6 /100 #4

Material investment

10.3 /100 #43

Intangible investment

0.0 /100 #64

Sold products

5.5 /100 #10


58.5 /100 #21

Supplier engagement

33.3 /100 #24

Client engagement

46.3 /100 #18

Policy engagement

25.0 /100 #27

Business model

7.5 /100 #29

ACT assessment

Leading practice

Risks and opportunities


United receives a trend score of =. If the company were reassessed in the near future, its score would likely remain the same. The company is not on track to decrease its scope 1 emissions intensity at a rate fast enough to align with its 1.5°C pathway by 2025. It is projected to greatly exceed its carbon budget between 2021 and 2035, possibly owing to its average fleet age which is high at 16 years. However, the company has set emission reduction targets that will align the company with its 1.5°C pathway if achieved. The company is also investing in low-carbon aircraft and innovations.

Progress towards the Paris Agreement

Social assessment

Just transition assessment

Core social assessment

More about the company

Chicago, United States of America
USD 24.63 billion
Publicly listed