Delta has received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. Delta joins the ranks of 517 major U.S. businesses which also earned top marks this year.
“We are honored to achieve this distinction, which is a testament to our core values, including integrity and respect for all Delta people and our customers,” said Joanne Smith, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer. “Delta is committed to fostering our unique, inclusive culture and attracting talent that reflects our diverse customer base worldwide.”
The 2017 CEI rated 1,043 businesses in the report, which evaluates several LGBT-related policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, inclusive health care benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with the LGBT community. Delta’s efforts in satisfying all of the CEI’s criteria results in a 100 percent ranking and the designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality.
In addition to the company’s focus on providing equal opportunities for all Delta people and promoting diversity, the Delta Employee Equality Network (DEEN), is committed to making Delta the best place to work by promoting inclusion, respect for differences, equal opportunity and diversity in the workplace.
For more information on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index, and to download a copy of the report, visit http://www.hrc.org/campaigns/corporate-equality-index.