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Safety Governance

Our longstanding commitment to strong safety governance is grounded in our Safety Policy and our Safety Management System (SMS). The Safety & Security Committee of Delta’s Board of Directors meets five times per year and receives regular reports on our safety management and performance. As the SMS Accountable Executive, our Chief Executive Officer (CEO) retains ultimate responsibility for the SMS and Delta’s safety performance.

Our CEO and the Delta Leadership Committee are committed to providing the necessary resources to implement our SMS effectively. We host internal safety roundtables led by senior divisional leaders on a quarterly basis to review the health of the SMS and effectiveness in each area of the company. Each operating division has a safety assurance group that meets monthly to identify and manage safety risks. Additionally, the heads of each division meet weekly to review and discuss the most recent safety-related activity and performance information.