SDI congratulates three of our Role Model companies for their high marks on the Disability Equality Index’s Best Places to Work list. The Boeing Company, Centene Corporation, and Express Scripts all received high marks for their disability inclusion efforts.
“Embracing people of all backgrounds and abilities is central to the inclusive culture we’re building at Express Scripts,” said Susan Stith, vice-president, Diversity, Inclusion, and Corporate Giving. “When we bring all voices and experiences to the table, we reflect and better understand the diversity of those we serve.”
The DEI is a nationwide benchmarking tool, which annually measures corporation’s self-reported disability policies and practices on a scale of zero to 100. Companies that score an 80 or above are recognized as a “Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion.”
Click here to view the full list of companies on the 2017 Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion.
“Disability Equality Index (DEI) is a free benchmarking tool for USBLN partners that provides a confidential opportunity to receive an objective score on disability inclusion policies and practices,” according to the USBLN website. “It’s an aspirational, educational, recognition tool that helps identify opportunities for continued improvement and helps establish a reputation as an employer of choice. The DEI is a joint initiative with the American Association of People with Disabilities.”
“AS the Workforce, Workplace Disability Advisor, SDI has provided trainings, workshops, candidate development programs, simulated experience and accommodations demonstrations into the workplaces of Boeing, Centene, and Express Scripts for the past several years,” reports David Newburger. “I am not surprised by their success on the DEI, and I hope our advisory role has helped them to become one of the Best Places to Work.”
“We applaud the leaders of our Role Model companies – Boeing, Centene, and Express Scripts – who voluntarily participated in the USBLN’s Disability Equality Index to measure their efforts on disability inclusion,” said Colleen Starkloff. “We at SDI know these companies are extremely dedicated to the full participation of people with disabilities in their workplaces. We are proud to shine the spotlight on this achievement!”