As more corporations and government agencies integrate supplier diversity as a key component within an overall diversity and inclusion strategy, progress continues to be made in recognizing and elevating disability-owned businesses within supplier diversity programs. The 2020 Disability Equality Index (DEI) results not only highlight leading business practices but illustrate the opportunities to further advance disability inclusion.

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QUICK STATS FROM THE 2020 DEI

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DID YOU KNOW?

Disability:IN’s Supplier Diversity program is the leading third-party certifier of disability-owned business enterprises (DOBE®s), including Veteran Disability-Owned Business Enterprises (V-DOBE™s) and Service-Disabled Veteran Disability-Owned Business Enterprises (SDV-DOBE™s). Learn more about the Supplier Diversity Program.

OPPORTUNITIES

  • 30% of companies recognize DOBE®s, V-DOBE™s, and SDV-DOBE™s on their Supplier Diversity web pages

  • 48% of companies recognize third-party organizations that certify disability-owned businesses on their supplier diversity pages

  • 37% of companies include disability in their RFP language

  • 25% of companies include disability in Tier 2 requirements

  • 41% of companies have a Supplier Diversity Council or Committee

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Disability Equality Index
Supplier Diversity Program