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Responsible Supply Chain

Seeking Diversity Within Our Suppliers

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Our values are at the core of everything we do, and that includes our global supply chain. At Delta, we realize the opportunity to leverage our brand’s trust to drive good vendor practices, touching every aspect of our business.
We understand the importance of prioritizing the integrity of our supply chain, and our Supply Chain Management organization aims to advance these objectives.
For more than 20 years, Delta has been committed to creating a world-class, inclusive supply chain that reflects the diversity of our global customer base. The foundation of Supplier Diversity & Inclusion is partnerships with advocacy organizations.
Delta builds relationships with high-quality small businesses or enterprises owned by women, veterans, people who are LGBTQ+, have disabilities, or are part of underrepresented racial and ethnic groups.
In 2021, Delta trained 100 women of color entrepreneurs on creating and executing a successful strategic plan for Women’s Business Enterprise National Council’s Women of Color program and mentored Slater Infrastructure Group, a certified minority Black woman-owned business enterprise, as a part of the National Minority Supplier Development Council’s Center of Excellence Program.
Delta is a corporate member of six leading supplier diversity organizations that certify small and diverse-owned businesses nationally and around the world: National Minority Supplier Development Council, Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, National Veteran Business Development Council, National LGBT Chamber of Commerce, Disability:IN, and WEConnect International.
We also partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration to help ensure that small business enterprises have an equitable opportunity to participate in our requests for proposal. We work with these partners to deliver value throughout our supply chain and enable Delta to create an exceptional experience for our customers.
GOAL: Double spend with Black-owned businesses by 2025 to $690M from a 2020 baseline of $345M
Spent nearly $315M with Black-owned businesses in 2021*
Established a partnership with Du Nord Social Spirits, the first U.S. Black-owned distillery, to bring its craft vodka onboard all domestic flights beginning October 2021, with more to come in 2022
*Our 2021, Black-owned business spend was lower compared to 2020 due to strategic realignment within our supply base. We remain committed to increasing spend with Black-owned businesses and are still on track to achieve our 2025 goal.
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Delta partners with Someone Somewhere to provide hand-woven amenity kits from over 250 Mexican artisans. In 2021 we worked to improve the environmental impact of our kits by eliminating five single-use plastic components such as zippers and packaging.

Expanding ESG Standards for Suppliers

Delta's focus on creating a world-class supply chain includes sustainable sourcing and furthers a significant long-term commitment to ethical and responsible procurement practices.
To help assess ESG matters in our supply chain, Delta is now using EcoVadis, a sustainability ratings platform for global supply chains. Delta plans to work collaboratively with key suppliers to complete the EcoVadis assessment, obtain results with clear and actionable scorecards and develop corrective action plans, track performance and monitor improvements across environment, labor and human rights, ethics and sustainable procurement criteria. As of March 2022, 100% of Delta Supply Chain Category Managers have been trained to onboard suppliers into the EcoVadis platform.
In addition to bringing in third-party programs such as EcoVadis, we are integrating sustainability standards in supplier touchpoints including the Supplier Code of Conduct, our RFP process and our contract templates. These touchpoints are intended to strengthen and clarify expectations on labor and human rights, worker health and safety and treatment of the environment and natural resources.
GOAL Complete the EcoVadis assessment with at least half of our Top 200 suppliers by the end of 2022