Delta distributes 2010 Corporate Responsibility Report
Highlighting the corporate values of environmental, financial and social responsibility, the report also assessed Delta’s safety ranking last year. The 2010 Corporate Responsibility Report also compared the company’s performance to 2009, noting areas of progress and weakness.
Some of Delta’s key accomplishments in 2010 included joining natural disaster relief missions and signing the End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes Code of Conduct for tourism — distinguishing itself as the first major airline to do so.
The Atlanta-based airline also lent a hand to numerous charities, including the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, the American Cancer Society Relay for Life, the American Red Cross, CARE and UNICEF.
Environmental conversation was another priority in 2010. In addition to recycling more than 2.3 million pounds of waste, Delta also lowered its consumption of jet fuel by 57 million gallons. The airline said it did this by removing outdated planes from its fleet and decreasing its number of gas-guzzling small jets and turboprops.
To Helen Howes, Delta managing director, safety health and environment, assessing the company’s performance is critical to ensure success. “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,” she said in a statement.