About This Report
The 2022 ESG report presents a snapshot of the environmental, social and governance programs of Delta Air Lines, Inc. (Delta) since January 1, 2022, with a focus on the period from January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022, unless otherwise stated.
All references to “we,” “us” and “ours” are references to Delta. We continually seek to advance our ESG goals. Therefore, progress toward some of our short-, medium- and long-term strategies and initiatives during the first quarter of 2023 is included in this report as well.

We believe in transparency and structure in our reporting principles. This report is created by following the reporting standards of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) and the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).
Our report reflects information regarding our airline operations, which is our core business. Information about Monroe Energy, LLC (Monroe), a wholly owned subsidiary of ours that operates the Trainer Refinery and related pipelines and terminal assets that supply jet fuel to our airline operations in the Northeastern United States, is operated separately and is not reflected in this report. Consistent with the GHG Protocol, this report includes GHG emissions from business activity under Delta’s operational control.1 Monroe files GHG emissions reports annually with the United States Environmental Protection Agency, which are publicly available. The latest can be viewed here.
In addition, this report includes a discussion of climate lobbying activities by or on behalf of Monroe in the Climate Lobbying section of this report. Additional information about Monroe can be found in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2022, as filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

ESG Materiality Assessment

At Delta, we seek to transparently communicate how we view, prioritize and approach the ESG topics most relevant to our business, our customers and our investors. We determine these topics based on both a biennial ESG materiality assessment with internal and external stakeholders as well as through informal dialogue and regular engagement with key stakeholder groups. These methods enable us to proactively address emerging ESG opportunities and risks.
We use this stakeholder input to identify the most relevant or material issues from an ESG perspective, which is a different standard than that used in our financial disclosures and distinct from the concept of materiality as defined under the rules and regulations of the SEC and related case law. We use these various inputs to create our short–, medium– and long-term strategies and milestones. As a result, the information described as material for purposes of this report, our strategies and milestones may not be material for other purposes, including in connection with our SEC filings.
For our 2021 ESG materiality assessment, we surveyed 10 stakeholder groups and interviewed several representative members. The assessment is found in our 2021 ESG Report. Our next ESG materiality assessment is scheduled to take place in 2023 and will be reflected in our ESG report for 2023.
1 The GHG Protocol establishes comprehensive global standardized frameworks to measure and manage greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from private and public sector operations, value chains and mitigation actions.
Top 20 Topics
Aircraft Fuel Efficiency and GHG Emissions
Climate Change Management
Corporate Culture
COVID-19 Responsiveness
Customer Health and Safety
Customer Satisfaction
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Employee Compensation and Benefits
Employee Engagement and Satisfaction
Employee Safety
Employee Wellness
Environmental Management Systems
Ethical Conduct
Financial Performance and Resiliency
Flight Safety
Material Recycling, Upcycling and Reuse
Single-use Plastic Reduction
Sustainable Aviation Fuels
Waste Reduction