These 68 Companies Score High When It Comes to Disability Inclusion

A close up on two hands drawing a geometric figure in a notebook.I hear stories on TV and radio business shows that say people with disabilities are a large and growing market, and they always leave me wondering: Don’t businesses understand that one good way to tap into that market might be hiring workers with disabilities at their companies?

I can quit wondering, I guess — results of this year’s Disability Equality Index (DEI) reveal that many of them do.

This is the third year that the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and the US Business Leadership Network (USBLN) have teamed together to evaluate inclusion and equality for people with disabilities, and 95% of the 110 companies that participated reported having recruitment efforts in place that are specifically geared toward hiring individuals with disabilities (that’s an 11 percentage point increase since 2014)., a record 68 employers have earned the top rating of 100:

  • 3M
  • Accenture LLP
  • aetna
  • AMC
  • Ameren
  • American Airlines
  • Anthem
  • Aramark Corp
  • AT&T
  • BAE
  • Bank of America
  • Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Blue Care Network
  • BMO Harris Bank
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Boston Scientific
  • Brown Forman
  • Capital One
  • Cargill
  • Cigna
  • Comcast NBC Universal*
  • CVS Health*
  • Delta
  • DTE Energy
  • Dupont
  • DXC Technology
  • Express Scripts
  • EY Building a better working world
  • Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)
  • Florida Blue
  • Freddie Mac
  • General Motors
  • Goldman Sachs and Co
  • GSK
  • Health Care Service Corporation
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • HP Inc.
  • Huntington National Bank
  • Intel
  • J P Morgan Chase & Co.
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • KPMG
  • Lincoln Financial Group
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Manpower Group
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Microsoft
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Pacific Gas and Electric Company
  • PNC Financial Services Group
  • Prudential Financial
  • pwc
  • Qualcomm
  • Southern Company
  • Sprint
  • Starbucks
  • Synchrony Financial
  • T Mobile
  • TD Bank
  • The Boeing Company
  • Dow
  • The Hartford Financial Services Group
  • The Procter and Gamble Company
  • United Airlines, Inc.
  • Verizon
  • Walgreens
  • Walmart
  • Wells Fargo
  • Whirlpool Corporation

The site where this list appears is quick to note that a score of 100 does not mean to convey perfection, it simply means that a company adheres to leading disability inclusion practices featured in the Disability Equality Index. “AAPD and the USBLN recognize that there is no one ’right way’ to practice inclusion, and that some practices may be more practical for some companies or industries than others.”

*Notes an Easterseals partner


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