Disability Equality Index (DEI)’s 2022 Best Places to Work

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CLICK HERE FOR A PDF LIST OF COMPANIES SCORING AN 80% OR HIGHER ON THE DISABILITY EQUALITY INDEX FOR 2022.

The Disability Equality Index (DEI) is a comprehensive benchmarking tool that helps companies build a roadmap of measurable, tangible actions that they can take to achieve disability inclusion and equality. Each company receives a score, on a scale of zero (0) to 100, with those earning 80 and above recognized as “Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion.”

The DEI is a joint initiative of the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), the nation’s largest disability rights organization, and Disability:IN, the global business disability inclusion network, to collectively advance the inclusion of people with disabilities. The organizations are complimentary and bring unique strengths that make the project relevant and credible to corporations and the disability community. The tool was developed by the DEI Advisory Committee, a diverse group of business leaders, policy experts, and disability advocates.

The DEI measures a wide range of criteria within six (6) categories. The breakdown of categories, subcategories, and point values is as follows:

  • Culture & Leadership = 30 points
    • Culture = 20 points
    • Leadership = 10 points
  • Enterprise-Wide Access = 10 points
    • Enterprise-Wide Access = 10 points
  • Employment Practices = 40 points
    • Benefits = 10 points
    • Recruitment = 10 points
    • Employment, Education, Retention, & Advancement = 10 points
    • Accommodations = 10 points
  • Community Engagement = 10 points
    • Community Engagement = 10 points
  • Supplier Diversity = 10 points
    • Supplier Diversity = 10 points
  • Non-U.S. Operations = Non-Weighted

Please Note: A score of 100 does not mean to convey “perfection.” AAPD and Disability:IN recognize there is no single best way to practice inclusion, and that some practices may be more effective for some companies or industries than others. A score of 100 on the DEI simply means that a company adheres to many of the numerous leading disability inclusion practices featured in the DEI, but there’s still room for improvement.

For a full PDF version of the list of companies, please visit: https://view.officeapps.live.com/op/view.aspx?src=https%3A%2F%2Fdisabilityin-bulk.s3.amazonaws.com%2F2022%2F2022-DEI-Top-Scoring-Companies.July_20.docx&wdOrigin=BROWSELINK

By Katie Fell
Katie Fell Assistant Director, Harvard College Still Deciding, Exploring, & Self-Assessment