Innovation and Social Responsibility Land Delta on Fortune Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies List   


Leadership in social responsibilityinnovationculture and more has resulted in Delta being named one of Fortune magazine’s Top 50 Most Admired Companies for the seventh consecutive year. Fortune also named Delta No. 1 on its Most Admired Airline list, the ninth time over the last decade the airline has secured the top spot.  

The Most Admired Companies list – compiled from the surveys of thousands of executives, experts and analysts – is a ranking across industries of the world’s most respected and reputable brands. The airline list is based on the results from industry-specific leaders. 

What makes Delta a most admired company?

Companies are ranked by leaders across industries on the following attributes, as well as their overall reputation.

  • Innovation 
  • People Management 
  • Use of Corporate Assets 
  • Quality of Management 
  • Social Responsibility 
  • Financial Soundness 
  • Long-Term Investment Value 
  • Quality of Products and Services 
  • Global Competitiveness 


Delta was recently named the Wall Street Journal's top U.S. airline for the third consecutive year; one of Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable U.S. Companies; a Fortune magazine 100 Best Companies to Work For, in addition to a 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials; and a Fast Company “Most Innovative Company,” among others.  

Innovation recognition

Delta’s latest technology innovation made waves at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas where the airline spotlighted Sarcos Robotics’ first-ever battery-powered, full-body exoskeleton, the Guardian XO. This scooped Digital Trends’ Top Tech of CES 2020: Emerging Tech award and “Best Robot” by, in addition to recognition from WIRED Magazine for being one of the smartest technologies at CES. Delta also showcased Misapplied Sciences’ PARALLEL REALITY™ experience, earning Newsweek’s Best of CES, Techlicious’ 2020 CES Top Pick, Best in Show from Tom’s Guide and Mashable’s Top Pick. 

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