ATLANTA, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today announced it has earned a perfect 100 percent rating in the 2010 Corporate Equality Index, an annual survey administered by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). The rating distinguishes Delta as one of the country's best places to work for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees and recognizes the company's efforts within the LGBT community.
"At the very core of Delta's values is a strong commitment to global diversity," said Mike Campbell, executive vice president - Human Resources and Labor Relations. "Achieving a 100 percent score on this year's HRC Corporate Equality Index reflects the inclusiveness of our workplace and acknowledges the deliberate steps we are taking to continue making Delta a great place to work for all of our employees worldwide."
The HRC's 2010 index rated 590 businesses, evaluating LGBT-related policies and practices including non-discrimination policies, transgender health benefits, domestic partner benefits, respectful marketing and LGBT community support. 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."
For more information on the 2010 Corporate Equality Index, visit www.hrc.org/cei. Travel ideas and destination information for the LGBT community can be found at delta.com/gaytravel.
Delta Air Lines is the world's No. 1 airline. From its hubs in Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-JFK, Salt Lake City, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Amsterdam and Tokyo-Narita, Delta, its Northwest subsidiary and Delta Connection carriers offer service to 376 destinations in 67 countries and serve more than 170 million passengers each year. Delta's marketing alliances allow customers to earn and redeem either SkyMiles or WorldPerks on more than 16,000 daily flights offered by SkyTeam and other partners. Delta's more than 70,000 employees worldwide are reshaping the aviation industry as the only U.S. airline to offer a full global network. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes, check bags and flight status at delta.com.
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