Climate Lobbying
Climate Advocacy Coordination
This section of our ESG report highlights our climate lobbying activities in which we have engaged directly and indirectly through trade associations from January 1, 2022, through December 31, 2022.
This section updates our 2021 Climate Lobbying Report, released in March 2022 and consistent with that report, includes climate-related lobbying activities by or on behalf of our wholly owned subsidiary Monroe Energy, LLC (Monroe), which operates the Trainer Refinery and related pipelines and terminal assets that supply jet fuel to our airline operations throughout the Northeastern U.S.

In 2022, we accelerated our efforts to build a more sustainable and people-first future by leading on climate policy issues. Acting on that commitment, Delta created the new role of Vice President, Government Affairs – Sustainability, based in Washington, DC reporting to our Global Head of Government Affairs with a dotted line to our Chief Sustainability Officer. The new function reflects a best practice in responsible climate lobbying by creating a focal point for leading and coordinating Delta’s advocacy strategies on international, federal, state and local climate policies. This structure empowers the entire Government Affairs function to strategically and collaboratively advance the company’s climate goals in coordination with our business units.
Consistent with this commitment to climate policy leadership, we strive for our coordinated lobbying activities and those of our membership-based trade associations to jointly support our climate goals. We constructively engage with our trade associations on climate policy and strategically engage with climate policy thought leaders, such as various environmental NGOs, think tanks and coalitions. The following sections address our direct and indirect climate lobbying activities, as well as certain lobbying activities of Monroe, over the course of 2022 and evaluate areas of actual or perceived misalignment with our climate goals and policy principles.