For the third consecutive year, American Airlines is a recipient of the Diversity Council Honors Award from the Association of Diversity Councils, which recognizes companies for outstanding achievements in demonstrating workplace diversity. American was the sole airline to be listed as having one of the nation’s top 25 diversity councils.
“We are extremely proud to see this recognition of our Diversity Advisory Council and the tremendous leadership it provides – not only its support of our ongoing inclusion efforts, but also in addressing business challenges,” said Lauri Curtis, American’s Vice President of Diversity, Leadership and Engagement Strategies. “
Curtis noted that American strives to create an environment where each employee’s unique experience, perspectives and ideas are encouraged and valued. “At American Airlines, we are energized by our global and diverse workforce,” she added. “We are dedicated not only to advancing matters of equality and inclusion, but to supporting and celebrating them.”
The Diversity Council Honors Awards program distinguishes corporate diversity councils that lead diversity processes in organizations and demonstrate results in their workforce, workplace and marketplace. Winners’ rankings will be announced at an awards dinner and ceremony in Atlanta on April 5.
A Diversity Committee within the AMR Corporation Board of Directors provides oversight of American and American Eagle Airlines diversity initiatives. Company initiatives include fostering minority business growth and supplier diversity, as well as supporting employee involvement in a broad range of diversity-related programs and organizations.
In addition, the Council has provided cultural perspectives for updates to American’s uniform and appearance standards, and offered presentations to flight attendant groups regarding faith-based traditions.
American also has strong partnerships with national and local advocacy organizations that promote equality and advancement for under-represented groups.