Newsweek ranks Delta Airlines as green company

Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) has claimed the 44th spot for US companies in the 2016 Newsweek Green Rankings, a corporate environmental ranking, the company said.

The airline also ranked 85th for global companies. The ranking improved 30 spots over 2015 US performance and 40 spots globally.

Newsweek Green Rankings assesses the 500 largest publicly-traded companies in the United States and the 500 largest publicly-traded companies globally on overall environmental performance.

Delta minimizes its environmental impact by investing in more fuel-efficient aircraft, using electric-powered tugs, updating facilities for energy efficiencies and involving employees in finding new ways to go green on the ground and in the air.

Delta Air Lines serves nearly 180 million customers each year. Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 337 destinations in 62 countries on six continents.