We’re in the business of flying airplanes and connecting people to what’s most important in their lives, but our impact goes beyond the airport. Our philosophy of doing the right thing spills over into the communities we serve and the places our Customers and Employees call home. That’s why I couldn’t be more proud to share that Corporate Responsibility Magazine recognized Southwest Airlines in their 14th annual list of 100 Best Corporate Citizens in the world! Not only are we excited to receive this recognition, but we are the only commercial airline to be honored as a leader in the commitment to transparency and responsible business practices.
As America’s leading voice on corporate responsibility, the Magazine formed its rankings from publicly available information in seven categories—environment, climate change, employee relations, human rights, governance, finance, and philanthropy. You can check out the complete 100 Best Corporate Citizens list by visiting the Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s web site.
It’s our desire to make a difference, and it’s what still keeps us giving back more than 40 years later. Going above and beyond, making Customers feel at home, Employees volunteering their time to the community, this recognition is about Southwest’s greatest asset—our People. Here’s a big thank you to our Employees for everything they do to make Southwest known for being a good corporate citizen!