The Disability Equality Index (DEI) has become an integral and trusted component of many companies’ diversity benchmarking strategies. Results are leveraged as a roadmap for advancing disability-inclusive policies and practices for employees, customers, suppliers, and community stakeholders. Here’s why a few participating companies find the DEI so valuable:
Brown-Forman is participating in the DEI to provide a benchmark for areas we are doing well in and, more importantly, areas we can improve upon both now and into the future. The DEI is an excellent resource which provides an honest evaluation as well as meaningful recommendations to help us ensure we are being inclusive and providing working environments and consumer experiences that allow everyone to comfortably participate.
Cintas’ company culture places a heavy value on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) throughout our business. We’re intentional about benchmarking our efforts and initiatives accordingly and echoing the business and personal impacts of our DEI strategy to our employee-partners.
Humana seeks to be a leading diversity, equity, and inclusion employer and is committed to disability inclusion in the hiring and retaining of our talent. We recognize the Disability Equality Index (DEI) is a comprehensive benchmarking tool that will help us continue our journey to achieve disability inclusion and equality. Humana’s participation in the DEI supports our efforts to create measurable and intentional actions for fostering a vibrant, diverse culture and environment of inclusion.
International Business Machines Corporation
We want to see how our diversity and inclusion (D&I) efforts measure up using this well established and recognized process. We plan to use the results to help us create an action plan to improve our D&I program.
We’re focused on creating an accessible platform that everyone can use and a workplace where everyone can thrive. The DEI helps us evaluate our progress toward inclusion, and reminds us to lead with our core values: take care of each other, build great teams, and deliver impact.
State Farm continually strives to be an inclusive workplace for all demographic groups. The DEI survey is one way we can ensure we continue to provide an environment where people with disabilities feel welcome and can be their authentic selves.
T-Mobile USA, Inc.
T-Mobile is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion and empowering every member of our team – including those with disabilities – to bring our ‘Be You’ culture to life every day. Participating in the Disability Equality Index helps enhance our inclusive company culture, enabling us to better serve our customers.
Unilever United States, Inc.
At Unilever, we believe in putting people first, and fostering equity is central to our commitment to contributing to a fairer, more socially inclusive world. Our global goal is for 5% of our workforce to include people with disabilities by 2025. It’s one of the ways we are pursuing a culture where everyone can belong, thrive, and be treated with respect.
United Natural Foods, Inc.
United Natural Foods, Inc. is committed to implementing best inclusion practices for all associates. We are passionate about identifying areas of growth and solidifying our strengths. The Disability Equality Index will allow us to be an employer of choice for people with disabilities by providing us with tangible steps to improve our disability and inclusion practices.
Voya Financial understands that, without measurement, it is difficult to identify gaps in the workplace for people with disabilities and caregivers. Our commitment to measurement and benchmarking are key reasons that Voya participates in the Disability Equality Index. Measuring progress helps us enhance our employee experience and better serve our clients and communities.
Walmart uses data and insights from the Disability Equality Index (DEI) to help inform our belonging strategy, and through the DEI’s informal community of practice, we have connected with other belongingoriented companies to share best practices.
Withum annually participates in the DEI to continue expanding our best practices, leaning into new resources for accessibility, culture, and career advancement for people with disabilities.