Delta Air Lines last year began inserting language into corporate contracts that commits both parties to environmental sustainability improvements and discussions about related policies. The wording is intentionally imprecise, according to a Delta executive, who described it as a "conversation starter." It wouldn't commit companies to any specific metrics or targets.
"Each party is committed to improvements related to environmental sustainability," according to the contracts. "Upon request from a party, the parties shall meet to discuss their respective environmental and sustainability policies."
"The reason that it's vague is we want to be flexible . . .