Delta Releases 2011 Corporate Responsibility Report
Report highlights airline's financial, social and environmental performance
ATLANTA, May 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today released its 2011 Corporate Responsibility Report, which details the airline's financial, safety, community and environmental performance.
The report documents Delta's progress since its 2010 report that was published last June.
"We continue to 'raise the bar' with respect to external reporting but recognize that there is still more to be done," said Helen Howes, Delta's managing director – Safety, Health and Environment. "This year's report adds more information about employee programs and gives a more complete description of our greenhouse gas emissions as well as actions Delta and its employees are taking to reduce those emissions."
Significant accomplishments in the 2011 report include:
- Participating in natural disaster relief efforts, including raising more than $1 million worth of combined aid for Japan after its earthquake.
- Rewarding the efforts of Delta employees by distributing more than $324 million in Profit Sharing and Shared Rewards for 2011.
- Joining the Business Environmental Leadership Council for the prestigious Center for Climate and Energy Solutions as the sole airline among 35 large companies discussing ways to find affordable and responsible energy.
- Continuing a tradition of support for a wide variety of charitable organizations, including the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, the American Red Cross and The Nature Conservancy.
- Promoting efforts to reduce greenhouse gases through retiring older and less fuel-efficient aircraft from the fleet and by improving greenhouse gas emissions reporting.
- Earning recognition as top airline in the Business Travel News annual survey and Travel Weekly's readers' choice as airline of the year.
The full report, as well as the 2010 and 2009 report, is available at http://news.delta.com/index.php?s=18&cat=49
Delta Air Lines serves more than 160 million customers each year. During the past year, Delta was named domestic "Airline of the Year" by the readers of Travel Weekly magazine, was named the "Top Tech-Friendly U.S. Airline" by PCWorld magazine for its innovation in technology and won the Business Travel News Annual Airline Survey. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to nearly 350 destinations in 62 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 700 aircraft. A founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance, Delta participates in the industry's leading trans-Atlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 13,000 daily flights, with hubs in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-LaGuardia, New York-JFK, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City and Tokyo-Narita. The airline's service includes the SkyMiles frequent flier program, a world-class airline loyalty program; the award-winning BusinessElite service; and more than 50 Delta Sky Clubs in airports worldwide. Delta is investing more than $3 billion through 2013 in airport facilities and global products, services and technology to enhance the customer experience in the air and on the ground. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes, check bags and review flight status at delta.com.
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