Great Place to Work® and Fortune magazine have called out Delta as one of the 2018 Best Workplaces for Diversity, an honor the airline has now earned for three straight years.
To determine the list, Great Place to Work analyzed the experiences of women, people of color, LGBTQ people, employees who are Boomers or older, and people who have disabilities, comparing their survey results to their colleagues' at the same organizations. All told, these anonymous survey responses on more than 60 survey questions reflecting day-to-day workplace treatment represented more than 4.4 million employees' work lives. Delta is ranked #26 on the list of 100 companies, the only passenger airline listed.
"At Delta, diversity and inclusion is a journey, not a destination, and honors like these show we're on the right path," said Keyra Lynn Johnson, Managing Director — Global Diversity. "Continuing to focus on such things as greater representation at every level of leadership, helping amplify employee voices through Business Resource Groups, and being a workplace that's truly welcoming will keep us in the running for future honors. We know there's much more to be done, but we're happy to see progress."
The Best Workplaces for Diversity stand out for creating great workplaces for all employees, regardless of their personal characteristics. This year Delta observed the inaugural National Day of Understanding for diversity and inclusion to mark its ongoing commitment, while the company's employee Business Resource Groups are increasingly important and strategic resources for the business as a whole.
"The 2018 Best Workplaces for Diversity are at the forefront of creating workplaces that are better for business and better for their people," said Michael C. Bush, CEO — Great Place to Work. "These workplaces not only pay attention to how diverse their workforce and management teams are, but close critical gaps in how all their people are treated and developed day-to-day."
The Best Workplaces for Diversity list is one of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work and Fortune based on anonymous employee feedback from Great Place to Work-Certified™ organizations.
Delta also was ranked as a Best Workplace for Women (#69), a Best Large Workplace in Southern California (#15), and one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For (#98) by Great Place to Work and Fortune.
The company has also been awarded numerous times for its people, policies and programs in 2018, as seen in the image below.