ATLANTA, July 8, 2008 – Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) 2007 Path to Corporate Responsibility Report, an overview of the airline’s commitment to environmental protection, safety and social responsibility, is now available at delta.com. Delta continues to demonstrate this commitment through partnerships with employees, vendors, customers, civic and non-profit organizations that are designed to make a significant and lasting difference in the communities the airline serves worldwide. The report details the airline’s ongoing programs and achievements in environmental conservation and stewardship, operational excellence in safety and compliance, and community stewardship.
“Delta aims high to achieve unsurpassed excellence in its commitment to safety and environmental health for the passengers, employees, vendors, investors, and communities we serve worldwide,” said Michael Quiello, Delta’s vice president of Corporate Safety, Compliance and Environmental Programs. “This Report recognizes milestones, including Delta’s receipt of the prestigious National Safety Council’s Green Cross for Safety Medal.”
The report highlights accomplishments in 2007 including:
- Reducing the airline’s fuel consumption by 40 million gallons in 2007 vs. 2006 through fuel conservation initiatives, with a corresponding reduction in aircraft engine emissions;
- Partnering with The Conservation Fund to become the first U.S. airline to offer customers a carbon offset program;
- Aggressively incorporating electric ground support equipment into the airline’s fleet;
- Expanding the airline’s comprehensive onboard recycling program to include 13 cities Delta serves within the U.S. Since its launch in June 2007, the onboard recycling program has diverted more than 322 tons of materials from local landfills. The more than $80,000 in proceeds from last year's program will be used to build an EarthCraft-style home for community partner Habitat for Humanity this Fall, the first Delta house ever to be funded entirely from recycling proceeds;
- Continuing the airline’s partnership with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to participate in Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) including 10 locations thus far;
- Demonstrating the airline’s proven industry leadership through Award-winning safety programs;
- Expanding and formalizing Delta’s history of doing good and helping others on a global scale with the creation of Delta’s Force for Global Good, the airline’s program that unites Delta employees and customers in philanthropic and social responsibility efforts throughout the world. The program leverages Delta’s global network of employees who volunteer, as well as assets of The Delta Foundation, the airline’s charitable organization supporting communities where Delta customers and employees live and work worldwide.
The complete report is available at: http://images.delta.com.edgesuite.net/delta/pdfs/corporate_responsibility_report.pdf.
Delta Air Lines operates service to more worldwide destinations than any airline with Delta and Delta Connection flights to 327 destinations in 62 countries. Delta has added more international capacity than any major U.S. airline during the last two years and is the leader across the Atlantic with flights to 44 trans-Atlantic markets. To Latin America and the Caribbean, Delta offers 609 weekly flights to 62 destinations. Delta's marketing alliances also allow customers to earn and redeem SkyMiles on more than 16,000 flights offered by SkyTeam and other partners. Delta is a founding member of SkyTeam, a global airline alliance that provides customers with extensive worldwide destinations, flights and services. Including its SkyTeam and worldwide codeshare partners, Delta offers flights to 499 worldwide destinations in 105 countries. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes and check flight status at delta.com.