Delta Air Lines, Inc.  

Atlanta,  GA 
United States
http://www.delta.com/supplierdiversity
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Delta Air Lines is the U.S. global airline leader in products, services, innovation, reliability and customer experience. Powered by its 80,000 people around the world, Delta continues to invest billions in its people, delivering a world-class travel experience and generating industry-leading shareholder returns. Delta serves nearly 200 million people every year, taking customers across its industry-leading global network to more than 300 destinations in over 50 countries. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta offers more than 5,000 daily departures and as many as 15,000 affiliated departures including the premier SkyTeam alliance, of which Delta is a founding member. Diversity and Inclusion is core to Delta's culture and Delta believes it should be reflected in its people, the companies with which it does business, the way it treats customers and the manner in which it serves the world.


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 Press Releases

  • Delta celebrated small business owners, entrepreneurs and diversity within its supply chain at the company’s 20th annual Star Awards on Aug. 28 at the Delta Flight Museum in Atlanta.

    The Star Awards honor the contributions of Delta's top diverse suppliers and recognize minority, women, veteran and LGBTQ-owned businesses and those owned by people with disabilities. New to the scene for the hallmark anniversary were the graduates of Delta’s first ever Supplier Development Academy (SDA), a 12-18 month program that develops high potential diverse suppliers through mentorship and capacity-building initiatives.

    20th Annual Delta Star Awards

    “We don’t want to make this about making it ea​sier to do business with Delta. We want this to be a contributing factors to your success: globally, here, and in every company around the world. And we are very grateful to be a small part in that,” said Paul Jacobson, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer while honoring the graduates.

    Beyond our 80,000 employees, suppliers are an extension of the Delta family. In addition to robust business partnerships, Delta and honorees grow stronger together while sharing values like leadership, perseverance and strategic thought.

    The 2019 SDA graduates included:​

    • Ann Cronin, representing woman-owned Pax Assist

    • Shiana White, representing minority woman-owned A Haute Cookie

    • L'Tyrce M. Slade, representing minority woman-owned SLADE, LLC

    • Bob Daniels, representing veteran-owned MILVETS Systems Technology, Inc.

    • Jennie Nigrosh, representing woman-owned The Green Garmento​

    Beyond diverse ownership, the unique businesses selected showcase Delta’s investments in environmental sustainability, supporting our armed forces and attentive care for passengers with disabilities.​​

    John Hunter, Vice President — Fuel Management, was also recognized as Delta’s Supplier Diversity Executive of the Year. Hunter has helped grow Delta’s fuel strategy to reflect inclusive procurement practices through hard work and his partnership with Steve Hightower, CEO of Hightowers Petroleum. In 2013, the minority-owned fuel supplier was recognized as “Company of the Year” by Black Enterprise magazine.

    The Star Awards event has chronicled the growth and enhancement of Delta's Supplier Diversity program, and is a reflection of Delta's commitment to an inclusive culture.

    “It’s not about ‘checking a box,’ it’s about ‘walking the talk.’ And we want to grow and develop suppliers not only to do business with a company the size of Delta but also to scale their businesses so we can grow them and develop them to work with other companies,” said Heather Ostis, Vice President — Supply Chain Management.

    “Diversity is about the ability to be innovative — because it’s only through the ideas that come from different backgrounds and many different perspectives that we can continue to innovate and get better,” said Joanne Smith, Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer.

    Seeking diversity and promoting inclusion among employees, customers and communities as well as business partners is fundamental to Delta’s core values. For more information on supplier diversity or how to partner with Delta, visit delta.com/supplierdiversity or reach out to supplier.diversity@delta.com.

  • As the airline celebrates its 20-year commitment to supplier diversity, Brown Estate wines will be served on select Delta flights, an idea that came from a Delta employee
    • Today, Delta is hosting a surprise tasting with Brown Estate owners and Master Sommelier Andrea Robinson in the San Francisco Sky Club and onboard for customers traveling on a flight to New York
    • Brown Estate wines will be featured on the domestic Delta One wine menus for the winter 2019-2020 rotation, furthering Delta's commitment to supplier diversity
    • Featured wines include Brown Estate's 2017 Betelgeuse Sauvignon Blanc and 2017 Chaos Theory red blend, selected by Andrea Robinson

    Brown Estate Vineyards and Delta team

    During a surprise wine tasting at the San Francisco Delta Sky Club, Delta today announced a new partnership with Brown Estate, the first and only black-owned estate winery in California's Napa Valley. And as a toast to Black History Month, Brown Estate is making its first onboard appearance today in a surprise in-flight tasting for customers on Flight 1473 from San Francisco to New York-JFK.

    The innovative idea to partner with Brown Estate started with Carlyne Scott, a member of Delta's black community business resource group (BRG) and BRG Program Manager. Scott originally suggested the winery as a special for Black History Month, and that seed germinated into a larger relationship between Delta and the winery. Delta will feature Brown Estate wines in the winter of 2019-2020 as part of its commitment to supplier diversity.

    "Partnering with innovative, diverse suppliers from certified small-, minority- and women-owned businesses like Brown Estate is fundamental to Delta's strategy to keep climbing year-round," said Heather Ostis, Vice President — Supply Chain Management. "Seeking employee perspectives and leveraging unique ideas brings us closer to meeting that goal, while creating the highest quality experience for our customers."

    After Scott's suggestion, a selection of Brown Estate wines were passed to Andrea Robinson, Delta's Master Sommelier, for consideration in the airline's seasonally rotating wine menu. Robinson's year-round wine selection process - including both in-the-air and terra-firming tastings—culminates annually with a final tasting of more than 1,500 bottles over one week. Only the very best selections earn Robinson's stamp of approval. Two Brown Estate selections made the cut.

    Brown Estate wine

    Domestic Delta One customers will see two Brown Estate wines on the winter 2019-2020 menu: 2017 Betelgeuse Sauvignon Blanc and 2017 Chaos Theory.

    "We are delighted to partner with Delta Air Lines," said Deneen Brown, president of Brown Estate. "Delta's all-in commitments to the spirit of inclusion and to their wine program are perfectly aligned with our core values at Brown Estate."

    Chaos Theory, a well-balanced red blend of Merlot, Petite Sirah and Zinfandel, greets the nose with a lively aroma of ripe Rainer cherries, blackberry compote, winter spice and heavy cream. Hints of Asian apple and Meyer lemon are followed by dark chocolate, tiramisu and fresh-baked croissants.

    On a lighter note, Brown Estate describes its Betelgeuse Sauvignon Blanc as "endless summer in a bottle" — straw gold in color, with refreshing clarity. Tropical fruit comingles with subtle citrus, fever grass and lemon verbena, while night-blooming jasmine and honeysuckle are complemented by a cascade of stone fruit, lychee, pineapple and guava.

    Delta's commitment to supplier diversity

    For over 20 years, Delta has been committed to a supplier diversity program as part of its mission to seek diversity and promote inclusion in the workplace, and in partnerships and local communities. Delta's program has set a goal of achieving Billion Dollar Roundtable status, a group of corporations that spend a verified $1 billion on annually with diverse suppliers. Learn more here about Delta's process to identify and do business with small-, minority- and women-owned businesses to maximize returns to Delta customers, shareholders and employees.

    Delta's wine offerings

    Delta has partnered with Master Sommelier Andrea Robinson since 2007 to create a robust wine program that rotates seasonally to pair perfectly with the airline's Delta One menus. Selection includes recognizable brands for the occasional wine drinker and surprise picks for the most discerning wine enthusiasts. Andrea's wine selection is a year-round process that includes in-flight tastings to make sure the wines taste just as good at cruising altitude as they do on the ground.

    About Brown Estate

    The Brown Estate label was established in 1996, when the Brown family harvested what would become their first bottling of Brown Zin. Their first three vintages debuted in January 2000 at the annual Zinfandel Advocates & Producers Grand Tasting in San Francisco. In 2017, they opened their Brown Downtown tasting room in the heart of downtown Napa. Follow them on Instagram and Twitter for company updates.

  • This month at Delta’s “Runway to Opportunity” event, almost 200 diverse suppliers across the country gathered for a unique opportunity to learn best practices for business growth, sustainability and development to facilitate partnerships with major corporations like Delta.


    Delta’s strategy to support and partner with small and diverse businesses is key to the airline’s success, as Delta celebrates its 20th anniversary of its supplier diversity program this year.


    To illustrate Delta’s commitment, the airline has pinpointed the goal of joining the Billion Dollar Roundtable (BDR), a group of corporations that have achieved annual tier one spending of $1B with certified diverse suppliers, such as minority, women, veteran, and LGBTQ-owned businesses or those owned by individuals with disabilities.


    “That goal isn’t there as a ‘check the box’ exercise, but rather as just the beginning,” Delta’s Chief Financial Officer Paul Jacobson told attendees. “That goal could be reached by having just a few large diverse suppliers, but supplier diversity is more than that. We also have to have a strong pipeline of smaller, growing companies to support and fuel our vision.”


    Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Chairman and CEO of SodexoMAGIC, a longtime partner in Delta’s supply chain, joined the discussion to talk patience, long-term strategy and how small businesses can set up for success. “Delta believes in supplier diversity and is directly investing in minority and women-owned companies. It starts at the top. Because it’s important to the CEO, it trickles down to everyone else,” Johnson said. “Forums like ‘Runway to Opportunity’ are important to small business owners because it allows them the chance to get practical knowledge on how to work in and on their business, and drive value.”


    “As an executive leader of the supply chain organization, I feel a calling to be a steward of all that is entrusted to us, including our resources and our experiences. That is why we are here today,” Jacobson said. “We are here to pass along to you the knowledge and relationships with key Delta buyers and business leaders to try to make it easier for you to do business with Delta, and hopefully other large companies as well.”


    In addition to its annual Star Awards, which celebrate Delta’s top diverse suppliers, Delta also launched its Supplier Diversity Academy last year – a 12-18 month program that helps develop high potential diverse suppliers through mentorship and capacity-building initiatives.


    Seeking diversity and promoting inclusion among employees, customers and communities as well as business partners is fundamental to Delta’s core values. For more information on how to partner with Delta, visit delta.com/supplierdiversity or reach out to supplier.diversity@delta.com.

  • Award validates Delta's ongoing efforts to seek diversity, promote inclusion and be accountable for remaining true to these values.

    Great Place to Work® and Fortune magazine have called out Delta as one of the 2018 Best Workplaces for Diversity, an honor the airline has now earned for three straight years.

    To determine the list, Great Place to Work analyzed the experiences of women, people of color, LGBTQ people, employees who are Boomers or older, and people who have disabilities, comparing their survey results to their colleagues' at the same organizations. All told, these anonymous survey responses on more than 60 survey questions reflecting day-to-day workplace treatment represented more than 4.4 million employees' work lives. Delta is ranked #26 on the list of 100 companies, the only passenger airline listed.

    "At Delta, diversity and inclusion is a journey, not a destination, and honors like these show we're on the right path," said Keyra Lynn Johnson, Managing Director — Global Diversity. "Continuing to focus on such things as greater representation at every level of leadership, helping amplify employee voices through Business Resource Groups, and being a workplace that's truly welcoming will keep us in the running for future honors. We know there's much more to be done, but we're happy to see progress."

    The Best Workplaces for Diversity stand out for creating great workplaces for all employees, regardless of their personal characteristics. This year Delta observed the inaugural National Day of Understanding for diversity and incl​usion to mark its ongoing commitment, while the company's employee Business Resource Groups are increasingly important and strategic resources for the business as a whole.

    "The 2018 Best Workplaces for Diversity are at the forefront of creating workplaces that are better for business and better for their people," said Michael C. Bush, CEO — Great Place to Work. "These workplaces not only pay attention to how diverse their workforce and management teams are, but close critical gaps in how all their people are treated and developed day-to-day."

    The Best Workplaces for Diversity list is one of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work and Fortune based on anonymous employee feedback from Great Place to Work-Certified™ organizations.

    Delta also was ranked as a Best Workplace for Women (#69), a Best Large Workplace in Southern California (#15), and one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For (#98) by Great Place to Work and Fortune.

    The company has also been awarded numerous times for its people, policies and programs in 2018, as seen in the image below.​
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