Chicago, IL., July 17, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —The 2019 Disability Equality Index (DEI) list of top-scoring companies, or “Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion,” will be announced at the Disability:IN Annual Conference & Expo. 156 companies, scoring 80 and above, will be recognized by Ted Kennedy, Jr., board chair of the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) on stage among 2,000 industry peers. The DEI serves as the most comprehensive benchmarking tool for disability inclusion and is a joint initiative between AAPD and Disability:IN. Companies that scored 1003M AccentureAetnaAmeren CorporationAmerican AirlinesAmerican WaterAnthemAramarkAT&TBAE Systems Inc.Bank of AmericaBest Buy Co., Inc.BiogenBlue Cross Blue Shield of MichiganBMO Financial GroupBoehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.Booz Allen HamiltonBoston ScientificBristol-Myers Squibb CompanyBrown-Forman CorporationCapital One Financial CorporationCargill, Inc.Centene CorporationChevron CorporationChildren’s Hospital of PhiladelphiaCignaCisco Comcast NBCUniversalCorningCSX Transportation, Inc.CVS HealthDell TechnologiesDeloitteDelta Air Lines, Inc.Dow Inc.DTE EnergyDuPontDXC TechnologyEntergy CorporationExpress ScriptsEYFacebook, Inc.Fidelity InvestmentsFlorida BlueFord Motor CompanyFreddie MacGeneral MotorsGlaxoSmithKline plcGoldman Sachs & Co.Google LLCHealth Care Service CorporationHewlett Packard EnterpriseHighmark HealthHP Inc.Huntington BankIntel CorporationJPMorgan Chase & Co.Kaiser PermanenteKPMG LLPL’Oreal USALincoln Financial GroupLinkedInLockheed MartinM&T BankManpowerGroupMastercardMcKesson CorporationMedtronic plcMerckMetLife Inc.MicrosoftNielsenNorthern TrustNorthrop Grumman Northwestern MutualOld National BankPacific Gas and Electric CompanyPNC Financial Services Group, Inc.PPL CorporationProcter & Gamble Prudential FinancialPwCQualcomm Raytheon CompanySalesforceSAP America, Inc.Southern California Edison, an Edison International CompanySouthern CompanySpaulding Rehabilitation NetworkSprint CorporationStarbucks Coffee CompanyState Street CorporationSynchronyT-MobileTD Bank N.A.The Boeing CompanyThe HartfordThe Travelers Companies Inc.The Walt Disney CompanyThermo Fisher ScientificThomson ReutersTufts Health PlanU.S. BankUnilever USAUnited AirlinesVerizonVoya FinancialWalgreensWalmart Inc.WellCare Health Plans, Inc.Whirlpool Corporation Companies that scored 90AmazonAmerican Electric Power, Inc.AMC Entertainment, Inc.AXA Equitable LifeBD (Becton, Dickinson and Company)Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Inc.Blue Shield of CaliforniaBNY MellonCitrix Colgate-PalmoliveFirst DataJLLJohnson & JohnsonMassMutualMeijerMITREMotorola SolutionsOppenheimerFunds, Inc.Quest DiagnosticsRoyal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.S&P GlobalSanofiSodexo Inc.Steptoe & Johnson LLPTEKsystemsUber Technologies Inc.UPSViasatW.W. Grainger, Inc. Companies that scored 80BayerChoice HotelsCUNA Mutual GroupDuke Energy CorporationFranklin Templeton InvestmentsGrant Thornton LLPLand O’Lakes, Inc.Lowe’s Companies, Inc.Norfolk Southern CorporationRush University Medical CenterSouthwest Airlines CompanyThe Coca-Cola CompanyUltimate SoftwareUnited Technologies CorporationUnum GroupUSAA Note: The companies are listed in alphabetical order, by the company name as provided to AAPD and Disability:IN.
The 2019 DEI Report dives deeper into the insights of the 2019 DEI results and can be accessed here: DisabilityIN.org/DEIReport2019. About the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD)AAPD is a convener, connecter, and catalyst for change, increasing the political and economic power of people with disabilities. As one of the leading national cross-disability civil rights organizations, AAPD advocates for the full recognition of rights for the over 60 million Americans with disabilities. Learn more at: www.aapd.com. About Disability:IN®Disability:IN, formerly known as the US Business Leadership Network, is the leading nonprofit resource for business disability inclusion worldwide. Partnering with more than 185 corporations, Disability:IN expands opportunities for people with disabilities across enterprises. The organization and 31 affiliates raise a collective voice of positive change for people with disabilities in business. Through its programs and services, Disability:IN empowers businesses to achieve disability inclusion and equality, with the goal of advancing inclusion to the point when the organization is no longer necessary. Learn more at: www.disabilityin.org. Elaine Kubik