From promoting inclusion and inspiring future leaders to helping communities in need and protecting the environment, Every Action Counts is our pledge to put our people and planes to work for the greater good.
Breaking down barriers and promoting inclusion
We strive to create a workplace where acceptance and appreciation of everyone is the norm. We’re invested in inclusivity and treating customers and each other with respect and care.
Special Olympics International
Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
Fisher House Foundation
Fisher House Foundation builds comfort homes where military and veteran families can stay for free when their loved one is being treated at a VA or DOD medical center.
The United Service Organization (USO) strengthens America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country throughout their service to the nation.
Inspiring the next generation of leaders
We're committed to the success of future generations. By investing in programs that encourage the next generation of leaders in fields like aviation, we're making sure our business and the communities we serve will be successful for years to come.
Air Camp, Inc
Air Camp inspires students, teachers and educational leaders across all grade levels to learn more about science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) through hands-on aviation and aerospace experiences.
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum collects, preserves, and studies the science of aviation, spaceflight and the universe.
Global Glimpse is a nonprofit that provides powerful travel opportunities to U.S. high school students from diverse backgrounds. Students gain greater empathy, agency and global perspective through an international experience focused on service-learning, cultural immersion and leadership development.
Lifting up communities in crisis after disaster
As an airline, we’re able to respond to disasters and crisis needs in unique ways that many others can’t by delivering much-needed relief supplies and volunteers to impacted areas.
Airlink is a rapid-response humanitarian relief organization that connects airlines and pre-qualified nonprofits to help communities in crisis.
American Red Cross
The American Red Cross is a humanitarian organization that provides emergency assistance, disaster relief and disaster preparedness education.
Rise Against Hunger
Rise Against Hunger is an international hunger relief organization that distributes food and life-changing aid to the world’s most vulnerable, mobilizing the necessary resources to end hunger by 2030.
Flying toward a more sustainable future
Innovation and sustainability are twin engines that drive our progress in seeking to become the most environmentally conscious airline in the world.
Building upon a strong foundation of science, partnership and field demonstration, Conservation International empowers societies to responsibly and sustainably care for nature, our global biodiversity, for the well-being of humanity.
Clean the World
Clean the World recycles the unused portions of our amenity kits and repurpose these items to build new hygiene kits.
Good360 transforms lives by helping socially responsible companies do good by distributing highly needed product donations to people facing challenging life circumstances – all through their global network of vetted nonprofit partners.
United’s Eco-Skies program is our commitment to protecting the environment and ensuring the actions we take help shape a more sustainable future.
Miles on a Mission
Miles on a Mission is United’s home for customers to do good with their miles. Donate your miles to our partner charities and unique campaigns created by charities to raise miles for special causes.
Our mission and shared purpose at United is connecting people, uniting the world — something we do every day as we connect people to the moments that matter most.
We also have the privilege of nurturing nonprofit partnerships that allow us to impact global communities. Our partnerships fall into three categories:
These are the key partnerships highlighted above that drive our corporate social impact strategies.
Cultural institutionsand regional partners
These are the landmark arts, educational and regional organizations that we support in our hub cities.
Critical need grants
These are four-year investments made in our hub cities that address specific needs within those communities.
By the numbers
time employees spent volunteering in 2018
value of volunteer hours served in 2018*
flown every summer with Global Glimpse
of annual waste kept from landfills with amenity kit recycling
time employees spent volunteering with Special Olympics since 2017
served with Rise Against Hunger since 2017
*$25.43/hr; site reference:https://independentsector.org/value-of-volunteer-time-2018/
Corporate social responsibility
We’re committed to building a sustainable future and believe that our actions play an important role in ensuring that we operate an environmentally and socially responsible business.
We’re cultivating a diverse supplier portfolio that’s representative of the communities where we live, work and fly.
Expanding our commitment to powering more flights with biofuel
United customers can help us clean the world
In the spotlight: Our partnership with Global Glimpse
Employees team up with California State Parks Foundations for Earth Day Restoration and Cleanup
United announces $8 million to boost eight hub communities
- Expanding our commitment to powering more flights with biofuel