Delta Air Lines has been named an honoree of The Civic 50 by Points of Light, the world's largest organization dedicated to volunteer service. The award recognizes Delta as one of the most community-minded companies in the United States. This is the first year Delta has been named to the list.
The Civic 50 provides a national standard for superior corporate citizenship and showcases how companies can use their time, skills and other resources to improve the communities in which they do business. The Civic 50 winners were announced today at Service Unites 2018, Points of Light's annual conference on volunteering and service in Atlanta, where leaders from across sectors gathered to discuss social innovation, civic engagement and cross-sector collaboration.
"The Civic 50 truly highlights the commitment of community and civic engagement of America's leading brands," said Natalye Paquin, President and CEO of Points of Light. "Points of Light believes that people drive change in addressing society's growing and most profound challenges. The business community plays an important role in creating and delivering innovative solutions that drive social good in the communities where they live and work."
The Civic 50 honorees are public and private companies with U.S. operations and revenues of $1 billion or more, and are selected based on four dimensions of their U.S. community engagement program including investment, integration, institutionalization and impact.
"Giving back to the communities where we live, work and serve is core to Delta's culture, and we are honored to be named to the Points of Light Civic 50 for the contributions our company and employees make year-round to help make the world a better place," said Tad Hutcheson, Managing Director of Delta's Community Engagement.
The Civic 50 survey was administered by True Impact, a company specializing in helping organizations maximize and measure their social and business value. The survey instrument consists of quantitative and multiple-choice questions that inform The Civic 50 scoring process. The Civic 50 is the only survey and ranking system that exclusively measures corporate involvement in communities. To learn more about The Civic 50, see the full list of winners, and access the highlights, trends, benchmarking data and best practices from the 2018 Civic 50, please visit www.Civic50.org.
Points of Light mobilizes millions of people to take action that is changing the world. Through affiliates in more than 200 cities and partnerships with thousands of nonprofits and corporations, Points of Light engages four million volunteers in 20 million hours of service each year. They bring the power of people where it's needed most.