American Airlines has been named to the Diversity Best Practices (DBP) 2020 Inclusion Index, an initiative which recognises the achievements of companies and organisations engaging in effective practices of diversity and inclusion. This is the first time American has been named to the DBP Inclusion Index.
The DBP index was established in 2017 by Diversity Best Practices, a division of Working Mother Media, an organisation that enables diversity thought leaders to share best practices and develop innovative solutions for culture change.
“We are proud and grateful for this recognition of our inclusion and diversity efforts, as we continue in our commitment to create a workplace where everyone feels valued and respected,” said Ken Charles, chief diversity officer at American Airlines. “We take tremendous pride in being an airline that cares for and welcomes people from all backgrounds. We know employing a diverse workforce allows us to meet the needs of the diverse populations we serve around the world.”
The index helps organisations understand trends and gaps in demographic representation and identifies diversity, equity and inclusion solutions to close the gaps. Organisations provided data for their DBP evaluation and were measured in three key areas: best practices in the recruitment, retention and advancement of people from underrepresented groups — women, racial and ethnic minorities, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ people; inclusive corporate culture, including leadership accountability; and demographic diversity for women, racial and ethnic minorities.