United Airlines Awarded Perfect Score In 2013 Corporate Equality Index
AIRLINE NAMED BEST PLACE TO WORK FOR LGBT EQUALITY
CHICAGO, Nov. 14, 2012
CHICAGO, Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines has earned a 100
percent rating for the fifth consecutive year in the 2013 Corporate Equality
Index (CEI), an annual survey administered by the Human Rights Campaign
Foundation. The CEI ranks top companies and law firms based on their policies
regarding lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees.
"As a global company, it is our mission to foster an inclusive and diverse
culture in which every employee is accepted, valued, respected and treated
fairly," says Mike Bonds, executive vice president of Human Resources and
Labor Relations at United Airlines. "We are very proud to be recognized for
our culture of working together and our commitment to making United a great
place to work."
The CEI rates companies on specific policies and practices related to LGBT
equality. To achieve a perfect score and the distinction of "Best Places to
Work for LGBT Equality," companies are required to have fully inclusive equal
employment opportunity policies, provide equal employment benefits,
demonstrate organizational LGBT competency, evidence their commitment to
equality publicly and exercise responsible citizenship.
United believes that the rich diversity of ideas, experiences, cultures and
lifestyles that make up its workforce of more than 85,000 allows the airline
to deliver great service and products to its customers around the globe.
United is committed to creating a work environment where all employees feel
included and empowered to make a measurable difference in its success. United
offers policies, programs, benefits, privileges and recognition designed to
reward and support the success of its diverse workforce. The airline is
equally committed to its multicultural community sponsorships as well as
supplier diversity initiatives.
United Airlines and United Express operate an average of 5,557 flights a day
to 378 airports on six continents from the airline's hubs in Chicago,
Cleveland, Denver, Guam, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco,
Tokyo and Washington, D.C. In 2011, United carried more traffic than any other
airline in the world, and operated more than two million flights carrying 142
million passengers. United is upgrading its cabins with more flat-bed seats in
first and business class and more extra-legroom economy-class seating than any
other airline in North America. United now has 180 airplanes featuring
DIRECTV®, offering customers more live television access than any other
airline in the world. United operates nearly 700 mainline aircraft and has
orders for more than 270 new aircraft deliveries through 2022. United took
delivery of the first two of five new Boeing 787 Dreamliners it expects to
receive this year. United was rated the world's most admired airline on
FORTUNE magazine's 2012 airline-industry list of the World's Most Admired
Companies. Readers of Global Traveler magazine have voted United's MileagePlus
program the best frequent flyer program for eight consecutive years. United is
a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to 193 countries
via 27 member airlines. More than 85,000 United employees reside in every U.S.
state and in countries around the world.For more information, visit
united.com or follow United on Twitter and Facebook. The common stock of
United's parent, United Continental Holdings, Inc., is traded on the NYSE
under the symbol UAL.
SOURCE United Continental Holdings, Inc.
Contact: United Continental Holdings, Inc. Worldwide Media Relations,
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