At Southwest Airlines, we are a Company of People. People are, and always have been, the Heartbeat of Southwest Airlines, and we work to advance and protect the things that are important in their lives. We are committed to fostering an environment that moves us forward and recognizes and values the collaboration of diverse thoughts, backgrounds, and experiences. All of which strengthens our relationships with our Customers, Communities, and Suppliers to help us achieve our goals to be the most loved, most efficient and most profitable airline in the world.
This program has been designed to enable Southwest to extend opportunities to qualified diverse suppliers who in turn can help Southwest fulfill its operational needs and satisfy the expectations of our Shareholders and Customers, and meet competitive business challenges. Supplier Diversity, is comprised of two programs: Small Business Program and Diverse Owned Business Program.