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Southwest Recognized for its Corporate Social Responsibility

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Southwest Airlines has a long-standing history of being a good corporate neighbor. We try to “Share the Spirit” in all the 68 cities we serve; it’s something we’ve done from the very beginning. Since 1971, Southwest has built a reputation for supporting the needs of our communities, and it’s always nice to be recognized for our achievements.

Southwest Airlines was recently listed on the Top 50 Companies Recognized as Leaders in Corporate Social Responsibility. The Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship and Reputation Institute’s 2009 CSR Index captured the public’s perception of more than 200 companies. We were fortunate to make the list among some other great companies.

Here’s what they say about us:

“While the overall reputation of the American business sector has been tarnished with a broad brush, many individual companies still stand as our responsible leaders in the eyes of the public,” said Chris Pinney, director of research and policy at the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship. “To build a reputation as a leader in corporate social responsibility, companies should focus on strong governance practices, positive working conditions, and a commitment to supporting the needs of communities and the environment.”

Our nearly 35,000 Employees display their Servant’s Hearts daily and it shows! Way to go, Southwest! To find out more about what we’re doing at Southwest to be a good neighbor, visit www.southwest.com/cares