Tuesday, July 13, 2021: 5% of Employees Self-Identified As Having A Disability – The DEI Results Are Out!
Disability:IN announced, “One Billion People with Disabilities are Key to the Global Economic Recovery in Historically Tight Labor Market: 2021 Disability Equality Index®.” A total of 319 companies participated in the 2021 Disability Equality Index (DEI), a 29% year-over-year growth, up from 247 participants.
The 14-page report includes an executive summary, data highlights, trends and gaps, highlights by practice area, and the scores. Of the 319 participants, 272 scored 80% and above. DirectEmployers is proud to see so many Members recognized for their efforts in disability inclusion.
The report also includes a quote from Dennis Brockman, Senior Vice President, Global Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer for Starbucks,
“We are honored to be recognized as a top-scoring company on the Disability Equality Index, and our hope is that this recognition will inspire other companies to identify, challenge, and remove the barriers that exclude and discriminate against individuals. Our work is far from over – we will continue to identify ways to create a more accessible, welcoming, and inclusive environment in our stores.”
The 2021 DEI score is based on the company’s self-reported inclusion practices, policies, and hiring commitment for people with disabilities during the calendar year 2020. The participants are investing the time and resources to build inclusive programs and policies across six areas:
- Culture and Leadership
- Enterprise-wide Access
- Employment Practices (e.g., Benefits, Recruitment, Employment, Education, Retention & Advancement, Accommodations)
- Community Engagement
- Supplier Diversity
- Non-U.S. Operations (if applicable)