Disability:IN, the global organization driving disability inclusion and equality in business, announced that 100 CEOs have signed the CEO Letter on Disability Inclusion as part of Disability:IN’s global ‘CEOs Are IN’ campaign. In the letter, CEOs call on peers to follow their lead and evaluate their corporate inclusion progress by taking the Disability Equality Index (DEI).
Over the last month, the CEOs of Boeing, Hilton, Micron Technology, Tripadvisor and The Estée Lauder Companies have become signatories, joining Fortune 500, tech and healthcare CEOs who are making disability inclusion a business priority. The original six signatories of the letter, released in December 2019, are the CEOs of Accenture, CVS, Intel, Microsoft, Voya Financial and Walmart.
Corporate leaders are exceedingly aware of how diversity impacts culture, management and financial performance and are increasing their commitments to ensure people with disabilities are represented at all levels of a company. The Disability:IN CEO Letter on Disability Inclusion is designed for CEOs to take action to build inclusive, accessible, and equitable workplaces through their company’s participation in the DEI.
“Amid the Great Resignation, companies are increasingly competing in a marketplace that values leadership on social issues. Diversity, equity and inclusion are the keys to creating sustainable companies, and by encouraging CEOs to make disability inclusion a business priority, these 100 signatories are joining IN to positively transform lives and create financial and social impact,” said Jill Houghton, President and CEO, Disability:IN.