ATLANTA, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today announced it has been designated as one of Human Rights Campaign's (HRC) 2011 'Best Places to Work' for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employee equality. For the second consecutive year, Delta earned a 100 percent rating in HRC's annual Corporate Equality Index.
"The Human Rights Campaign recognizes our commitment to and culture of inclusiveness in our workplace," said Mike Campbell, executive vice president - Human Resources and Labor Relations. "Once again achieving a perfect score on the HRC's Corporate Equality Index acknowledges our consistent effort in making Delta a great place to work for our employees worldwide."
The HRC's 2011 index rated 618 businesses, evaluating LGBT-related policies and practices including non-discrimination policies, transgender health benefits, domestic partner benefits, respectful marketing and support of the LGBT community. Delta's efforts in ensuring LGBT equality in each of the survey's main criterion earned the company the perfect 100 percent score and recognition as one of HRC's "Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality."
Delta Air Lines serves more than 160 million customers each year. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 354 destinations in 65 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs more than 75,000 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-JFK, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City and Tokyo-Narita. The airline's service includes the SkyMiles frequent flier program, the world's largest airline loyalty program; the award-winning BusinessElite service; and 50 Delta Sky Clubs in airports worldwide. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes, check bags and review flight status at delta.com.
SOURCE Delta Air Lines