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SOUTHWEST AIRLINES SCORES HIGHEST SCORING IN HUMAN RIGHTS FOUNDATION’S 2022 CORPORATE EQUALITY INDEX

DALLAS, January 31, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) proudly announced that it has received a score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), the nation’s largest benchmarking survey and report measuring company policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ equality in the workplace. South West Airlines® joins the ranks of more than 840 top US companies that also achieved top marks this year.

“At Southwest Airlines, it’s important that every employee feels welcomed and accepted when they come to work every day,” said Juan Suarez, Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) at Southwest Airlines. “We’re proud of this recognition for our continued commitment to equality by being named to the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index as Best Workplace for LGBTQ+ Equality for the eighth consecutive year.”

“When the Human Rights Campaign Foundation created the Corporate Equality Index 20 years ago, we dreamed that LGBTQ+ workers, from the factory floor to the corporate office, in big cities and small towns, would have access to the policies and benefits needed to thrive and live authentically,” said Jay Brown, senior vice president of programs, research and training for the Human Rights Campaign. “We are proud that the Corporate Equality Index has paved the way for this reality for countless LGBTQ+ workers in America and abroad. But there is still more to do, which is why we are still raising a raise the bar to create more equitable workplaces and a better tomorrow for LGBTQ+ workers around the world. Congratulations to Southwest Airlines for earning the title of “Best Places to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality” and working to advance inclusion At work.”

IEC 2022 results show how 1,271 U.S.-based companies are promoting not only LGBTQ+-friendly labor policies in the U.S., but also the 56% of IEC-rated companies with global operations that contribute to advancing the cause of LGBTQ+ inclusion in the United States. workplaces abroad. Southwest Airlines’ efforts to meet all of the IEC criteria earned it a 100% rating and designation as one of the “Best Workplaces for LGBTQ+ Equality.”

Southwest Airlines believes that training and development are powerful tools for progress and change. This is all part of fostering an environment where everyone feels safe, respected, valued and supported – behaviors consistent with company values ​​and the DEI promise of team, value and respect. Join the carrier’s talent community to stay up to date on employment opportunities at the equality-focused company.

ABOUT THE HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN FOUNDATION
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is the educational arm of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), America’s largest civil rights organization working for equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people. Through its programs, the HRC Foundation seeks to bring about transformational change in the daily lives of LGBTQ+ people, bringing to light inequalities and deepening public understanding of LGBTQ+ issues, with a clear focus on promoting transgender and racial justice. His work has transformed the landscape for over 15 million workers, 11 million students, 1 million clients in the adoption and foster care system and more. The HRC Foundation provides direct consultation and technical assistance to institutions and communities, promoting the advancement of inclusive policies and practices; it builds the capacity of future leaders and allies through scholarship and training programs; and, with the firm belief that we are stronger working together, he forges partnerships with advocates in the United States and around the world to increase our impact and shape the future of our work.

ABOUT SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO.
Southwest Airlines Co. operates one of the world’s most admired and awarded airlines, delivering its unique value and hospitality at 121 airports in 11 countries. Celebrates 50 yearsand Anniversary in 2021, Southwest took flight in 1971 to democratize the skies through friendly, reliable and inexpensive air travel and now carries more air travelers flying non-stop within United States than any other airline1. Situated at dallas and famous for its employee-focused corporate culture, Southwest maintains an all-time high for furloughs or involuntary dismissals in its history. By empowering its more than 55,0002 People to deliver unparalleled hospitality, the maverick airline cherishes a passionate loyalty among no less than 130 million customers flown annually. This formula for success has brought industry-leading prosperity and 47 consecutive years3 profitability for Southwest Shareholders (NYSE: LUV). Southwest continues to develop concrete steps toward an environmental sustainability goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050, including offering customers the opportunity to help help Southwest offset its carbon emissions. For more information, please visit southwest.com/wannaoffsetcarbon. Learn more at southwest.com/citizenship about how Southwest Airlines leverages a unique heritage and mission to serve communities around the world.

1) Most recent U.S. Department of Transportation report of domestic passengers embarked
2) fulltime-Equivalent active employees
3) Annual profitability 1972-2019

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