Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines Co is one of largest domestic carrier in the United States. The company operates approximately 700 aircraft constituting an all-Boeing fleet and specializes in short-haul flights and several international locations.





Market Cap




Composite Score

66/ 100

Overall Score

234th/ 659








Industry Rank

35th/ 94


Env. rank

16th /94

Social rank

39th /94

Gov. rank

59th /94

Environmental KPIs* data from 2020

  • Scope 1 Emissions

    1.26 x 10⁷ t

  • Scope 2 Emissions: Location-Based

    38,334 t

  • Scope 2 Emissions: Market-Based

    No Data

  • Scope 3 Emissions

    119,800 t

  • Total Energy Use

    4.98 x 10⁷ MWh

  • Renewable Energy Use

    No Data

  • Total Waste Produced

    6,032 tons

  • Waste Diverted

    1,503 tons

  • Water Use

    3.14 x 10⁸ l

Social KPIs* data from 2020

  • Total Employees

    No Data

  • Number of Female Employees


  • Percent of Female Employees in Management

    No Data

  • Number of Female Employees in Management

    No Data

  • Minorities in Workforce


  • Number of Minorities in Management

    No Data

  • Fatalities

    No Data

  • Gender Pay Ratio

    No Data

  • Minority Pay Ratio

    No Data

  • Employee Turnover

    No Data

  • Recordable Incident Rate

    No Data

Governance KPIs* data from 2020

  • CEO Pay Ratio


  • Number of Women on the Board


How ESG Agencies Rate Southwest Airlines

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Refinitiv Rating


Refinitv scores are based on publicly-reported data, and consider ten key categories across ESG. The ESG pillar scores are a relative sum of the category weights and vary per industry for the 'E' and 'S' pillars. For 'G', the weights remain the same across all industries. The higher the score, the better.

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S&P Global Rating


S&P Global ESG Scores capture the nuances and differences of policies and programs and in-depth ESG information by directly engaging with companies and conducting independent research. Scores range from 0-100. The higher the score the better.

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Sustainalytics Rating


Sustainalytics assesses business risk driven by ESG issues. The rating combines an assessment of a company’s exposure to industry specific ESG issues with how well the company is managing those issues. The final scores are a measure of unmanaged risk on an absolute scale of 0-100. In this case, the lower the score the better.

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ISS Rating


ISS Governance Scores rate the quality of corporate governance for companies. Scores indicate rank relative to index or region. A score of 1 indicates lower governance risk, while a 10 indicates higher governance risk. In this case, the lower the better.

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MSCI Rating


The MSCI ESG Rating is designed to measure a company’s resilience to ESG risks. They use a rules-based methodology to identify industry leaders and laggards according to their exposure to ESG risks and how well they manage those risks relative to peers. Their ESG Ratings range from leader (AAA, AA), average (A, BBB, BB) to laggard (B, CCC).

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CDP Rating


CDP scores focus on the 'E from ESG, and cover climate change, forests, and water security. Scores are on a letter grade scale with A being the highest and F being the lowest.

KPIs Align with Leading ESG Standards

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