ATLANTA, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Air Lines' (NYSE: DAL) 2013 Corporate Responsibility Report details 100 initiatives completed or initiated last year to improve sustainability, highlighting the airline's environmental commitment, community involvement, employee relations, operational accountability and financial performance throughout last year.
"At Delta we recognize that our commitment and responsibility extends well beyond our customers to being good global corporate citizens," said John Laughter, Delta's senior vice president – Corporate Safety, Security and Compliance. "So we are focused on long-term, strategic decisions that build and maintain a sustainable enterprise for our employees, customers, shareholders and the communities we serve."
Delta's 2013 Corporate Responsibility Report can be accessed online at delta.com/responsibility and features an introductory letter from Delta's CEO Richard Anderson.
Significant accomplishments in the 2013 report include:
Introducing the first of 100 Boeing 737-900ERs which are expected to burn a quarter less fuel than the aircraft they replace
Reducing billed water consumption by 10 percent and improving our estimate of customer and employee water consumption at airport facilities
Continuing a tradition of support for a wide variety of charitable organizations, including the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, the American Red Cross and The Nature Conservancy
Providing more than 60,000 Delta employees (as of January 2014) with better tools for identifying and reporting suspected instances of human trafficking through the Department of Homeland Security's Blue Lightning training program
Reducing Delta's employee injury rate by 11 percent relative to 2012 levels
Rewarding the efforts of Delta employees with more than $500 million in profit sharing and $91.7 million in bonuses for meeting operational goals
Delivering top operational performance with 99.7 percent completion factor and 84.5 percent on-time arrival
Reporting a $2.7 billion profit for the year, an all-time record for the airline industry
The 2013 report also highlights the airline's continued focus on fleet renewal, air traffic initiatives, airport and facility green practices and its robust recycling program both in the air and on the ground among other initiatives. Additionally, Delta has successfully verified its complete greenhouse gas emissions inventory under The Climate Registry and has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability North American Index three years in a row.