COSTA MESA, Calif., – Leading information services company Experian earned the top score on the Disability Equality Index® (DEI) for the second consecutive year and was named a 2023 “Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion” by the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and Disability:IN.
Announced at the 2023 Disability:IN Conference in Dallas, Experian North America earned a score of 100 out of 100 on the Disability Equality Index, which exists to help businesses make a positive impact on the unemployment and underemployment of people with disabilities. The Index is considered the world’s most comprehensive benchmarking tool for the Fortune 1000 and Am Law 200 (America’s top 200 revenue-grossing law firms) to measure disability workplace inclusion against competitors.
"Experian’s inclusion in the 2023 Disability Equality Index honors the determination, creativity and empathy of our colleagues with disabilities as we strive to be a great place to work,” said Wil Lewis, Experian global chief diversity, equity, inclusion and talent acquisition officer. “This recognition is a milestone in our ongoing commitment to seek the leadership of people with disabilities in our workplace. They enable us to gain unique perspectives and an understanding of how to better support financial inclusion for people with disabilities.”
By participating in the Index, companies can demonstrate stakeholder commitment to disability inclusion and equality, as well as broader social issues. Experian continues to explore and prioritize ways to enhance its flexible work environment by engaging with those who can help lead the charge most effectively. This year, the company launched a pilot program called the “Support Hub” that gives disabled people and those with additional support needs an easy, one-stop portal to tell organizations what tools they need to access essential services; it also helps organizations meet their obligations to better identify and support vulnerable customers.
“Businesses have the power to drive the global advancement of disability inclusion, and we’re thrilled to see more companies than ever leverage the Disability Equality Index to measure their progress. We recognize these top-scoring companies as a ‘Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion’ for their passion and efforts to lead the way in creating greater equity for people with disabilities in the workplace, marketplace, and supply chain,” said Jill Houghton, president and CEO of Disability:IN.
Globally, people with disabilities represent more than one billion people. Disability is a natural part of the human experience, and it crosses lines of age, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status and religion.
As part of a long-standing commitment to diversity and inclusion, Experian released its annual Power of YOU: 2023 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Report. This edition of the global report highlights how the mission for financial inclusion drives company innovations to meet consumers’ needs. Experian partners with US National Disability Institute to support its Financial Resilience Centre that provides information and resources to help people with disabilities and chronic health conditions build their financial resilience, and with US National Disability Institute and Disability:IN to explore how financial service providers can better support equal access to financial opportunities.
Disability:IN is a global organization driving disability inclusion and equality in business. More than 500 corporations partner with Disability:IN to create long-term business and social impact through the world’s most comprehensive disability inclusion benchmarking and reporting tool, the Disability Equality Index (DEI); best-in-class conferences and programs; expert counsel and engagement; and public policy leadership. Join us at disabilityin.org/AreYouIN #AreYouIN.
About the Disability Equality Index®
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 a “Best Place 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 complementary 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. Learn more at: www.DisabilityEqualityIndex.org.
About the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD)
AAPD is a convener, connector, and catalyst for change, increasing the political and economic power for people with disabilities. As a national cross-disability rights organization AAPD advocates for full civil rights for the 60+ million Americans with disabilities. Learn more at: www.aapd.com.
Experian is the world’s leading global information services company. During life’s big moments – from buying a home or a car, to sending a child to college, to growing a business by connecting with new customers – we empower consumers and our clients to manage their data with confidence. We help individuals to take financial control and access financial services, businesses to make smarter decisions and thrive, lenders to lend more responsibly, and organizations to prevent identity fraud and crime.
We have 22,000 people operating across 32 countries and every day we’re investing in new technologies, talented people, and innovation to help all our clients maximize every opportunity. With corporate headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, we are listed on the London Stock Exchange (EXPN) and are a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.
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