When it Comes to Diversity in the Workplace, Actions Speak - United Hub

When it comes to diversity, actions speak

By Matt Adams, June 15, 2017

While many corporations strive to foster inclusiveness and diversity in workplaces, historically, the more frank discussions around those issues have often been deemed too sensitive for the professional environment.

That reality wasn't lost on Tim Ryan, the U.S. chairman of PricewaterhouseCoopers. And it was a desire to drive legitimate change in that respect that led to him founding a new initiative called CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion, a pledge signed by 175 CEOs — including our own CEO Oscar Munoz — from more than 50 industries in the U.S.

The CEOs who have chosen to participate do so with the promise that they will encourage open, candid conversation within their respective organizations on the subjects of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability and veteran status.

"A culture of diversity doesn't end at a person's hiring; that should mark the beginning of an ongoing and open conversation," Oscar said. "However, in my own experience, while there's a lot of talk about the importance of hiring diverse candidates, too many people find that actually talking about the issues they see in corporate culture is very difficult, if not outright discouraged. As one of the few Latino CEOs of a Fortune 500 company, I think it is so important that everyone feels free to be who they are and say what they think – even when it may touch on complicated issues – in a respectful, thoughtful way in the workplace. I applaud this initiative because a truly diverse culture cannot be achieved through lip service; only through sustained and vibrant dialogue."

Read more about the CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion initiative here.

United cargo-only flights transport critical goods

By The Hub team

When the pandemic began, United Cargo knew it would be critical to utilize its fleet, network and industry-leading pharmaceutical handling processes to transport a COVID-19 vaccine when the time came.

Connecting vaccines to the world: United responds to mass distribution effort

December 22, 2020

On November 27, United Airlines became the first commercial airline to safely deliver the first batch of Pfizer and BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine into the U.S. thanks to a coordinated effort between United's cargo, safety, technical operations, flight operations, regulatory and legal teams.

Now as the entire shipping and logistics industry bands together to widely distribute vaccines, United is leveraging all of its flights, including cargo-only and those carrying passengers, to transport millions of vaccines to destinations throughout our network, including Honolulu, Guam and Saipan – the first of any carrier to do so.

United Raises Miles for Dozens of Non-Profits that Rely on Travel

Airline and its customers use crowdsourcing platform - Miles on a Mission - to donate more than 11 million miles for charities like the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, College to Congress and Compass to Care
By United Newsroom, December 01, 2020

CHICAGO, Dec. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- United is inviting MileagePlus members to give back on Giving Tuesday and throughout the holiday season by donating miles to nearly 40 non-profits through United Airlines' crowdsourcing platform, Miles on a Mission. Non-profits like Thurgood Marshall College Fund, College to Congress and Compass to Care are attempting to raise a total of more than 11 million miles to be used for travel for life-saving health care, continued education, humanitarian aid and more. United will match the first 125,000 miles raised for each of these organizations to help ensure they meet their goals.

United Raises Miles for Dozens of Non-Profits that Rely on Travel

Why we fly

By The Hub team, November 27, 2020

In October 2019, we launched a first-of-its-kind airline miles donation platform, Miles on a Mission. In the inaugural year, MileagePlus members donated over 70 million miles, with United matching over 20 million miles, to 51 organizations. These miles have allowed for these organizations to do important, life-changing, life-saving work in the communities we serve around the globe.

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