Company received top score of 100% for the fourth consecutive year
Lincoln Financial Group announced that for the fourth consecutive year, it earned a 100% score and the honor of Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion, according to the 2019 Disability Equality Index (DEI). A joint initiative between the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and Disability:IN, the DEI recognizes Lincoln’s continued commitment to creating an accessible, inclusive environment for people with disabilities.
Lincoln Financial again named among Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion!
“We are very proud to be recognized on the Disability Equality Index for the fourth consecutive year,” said Dennis Glass, president and CEO, Lincoln Financial Group. “DEI maintains that a 100% score should not be conveyed as ‘perfect’ as disability inclusion is an ongoing conversation to establish and refine best practices. Our Diversity and Inclusion practices empower us to best meet our customers’ needs, as well as ensure every market has access to our products and services to help all Americans protect the ones they love.”
Lincoln Financial’s commitment to diversity and inclusion starts with senior leadership and continues with the engagement of employees at all levels. Visible advocacy and engagement of leaders are essential to integrating diversity and inclusion into workplace and business practices. This year, Lincoln Financial’s President and CEO, Dennis Glass, honored the second anniversary of the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge by reaffirming his ongoing commitment to a work environment where every employee feels welcome and appreciated for who they are and what they bring to the organization.
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The company’s inclusive values are further evidenced by other recent awards like the 2019 Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality and Forbes Best Employers for Diversity.
The DEI evaluates whether companies have policies that promote equal opportunity employment, embrace diversity, encourage people with disabilities to be themselves and have practices in place that provide comprehensive access. This year, 190 participating Fortune 500-1000 companies were rigorously evaluated in the following categories: organizational culture, leadership, accessibility, employment, community engagement, support services and supplier diversity.
By receiving a top score on the DEI, companies must demonstrate significant business leadership, going far beyond compliance activities to drive business success through leading disability inclusion policies and practices.
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