Delta Air Lines
Delta has not publicly canceled clients or employees based on views or beliefs. It has not used its corporate funds to support partisan ideological causes or organizations. Delta does not discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving. The company has, however, pledged to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies and supports the Equality Act. Delta has spoken out in opposition of Georgia's election security bill and Trump administration-era immigration policy. For these reasons, Delta Air Lines receives a "Medium Risk" rating.
Has denied service to customers, suppliers, or vendors due to their political views or religious beliefs OR corporately boycotts, divests, or sanctions regions, people groups, or industries.
Delta Air Lines scored an 85 on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index (1). Among other requirements, this means the company has pledged to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies and advocate for LGBTQ communities and policies (2)(3). However, the company has not publicly terminated business relationships due to viewpoint disagreements.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.
Delta Air Lines does not protect its employees from viewpoint discrimination (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Delta is an advocate for the Equality Act (1). In March 2021, Delta CEO Ed Bastian publicly praised Georgia’s voting integrity legislation, only to walk back his statement after receiving extensive criticism from advocacy groups. Bastian later released a statement saying that, “the final bill is unacceptable and does not match Delta’s values” (2). Delta has spoken out against the Trump administration’s immigration policy, and the company has committed to the OneTen pledge to focus more on race in hiring practices (3)(4). Delta CEO Ed Bastian has also signed the CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion pledge (5).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Delta has not used corporate funds to support ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression (1).
Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.
Delta has not used PAC donations or political contributions for ideological purposes hostile to freedom of expression (1).
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March 21, 2023
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