ATLANTA, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today announced the release of its 2010 Corporate Responsibility Report, which details the airline's environmental, safety, community, employee and financial performance for 2010.

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The report documents Delta's progress since its 2009 report, which was published last October.

"This is an ongoing effort at Delta, and while we're proud of our performance last year, we're committed to improving even more in 2011 and the years ahead," said Helen Howes, Delta's managing director – Safety Health and Environment.

Significant accomplishments in the 2010 report include:

  • Supporting Delta's ongoing commitment to reducing greenhouse gases by retiring older aircraft from our fleet and reducing the number of the least fuel efficient small jets and turboprops – efforts that reduced Delta's jet fuel consumption in 2010 by 57 million gallons.

  • Continuing Delta's ambitious recycling and waste reduction program, which in 2010 recycled more than 2.3 million pounds of waste.

  • Participating in natural disaster relief efforts.

  • Rewarding the efforts of Delta employees by distributing more than $340 million in Shared Rewards payments and profit sharing for 2010.

  • Becoming the first major airline to sign the ECPAT International (End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes) Code of Conduct for tourism.

  • Continuing a tradition of strong support for a wide variety of charitable organizations, including the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, the American Cancer Society Relay for Life, the American Red Cross, CARE and UNICEF.

  • Earning the top position in Fortune magazine's "World's Most Admired Companies" airline industry list.

The full report, as well as the 2009 report, is available at

Delta Air Lines serves more than 160 million customers each year, and was named by Fortune magazine as the most admired airline worldwide  in its 2011 World's Most Admired Companies airline industry list. 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 80,000 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, a world-class airline loyalty program; the award-winning BusinessElite service; and more than 50 Delta Sky Clubs in airports worldwide. Delta is investing more than $2 billion through 2013 in airport facilities and global products, services and technology to enhance the customer experience in the air and on the ground. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes, check bags and review flight status at

SOURCE Delta Air Lines