For the sixth consecutive year, Corning was named a Top Scorer on the Disability Equality Index®, scoring 100% for 2023. Corning was also recognized by non-profit advocacy organizations Disability:IN and the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) as a 2023 Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion.
“It's especially meaningful to earn this award during Disability Pride Month when we celebrate people with disabilities and mark the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act in the United States," said Dana Moss, vice president and chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer. “I look forward to continuing to work with our partner, Disability:IN, and our teams around the world to bring attention to the disability community and make progress at Corning."
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 to 100, with those earning 80 and above recognized as a “Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion."
The 2023 DEI measured: Culture & Leadership; Enterprise-Wide Access; Employment Practices (Benefits, Recruitment, Employment, Education, Retention & Advancement, Accommodations); Community Engagement; Supplier Diversity; Non-U.S. Operations (Non- Weighted).
"These top-scoring companies understand deeply that people with disabilities represent a tremendous source of talent and innovation for their workforce and market share for their brands, and they are trailblazers in our journey towards full disability inclusion in business," said Maria Town, president and CEO of AAPD.
Globally, people with disabilities represent over 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.
The DEI is a joint initiative of the 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 complimentary 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: http://www.disabilityequalityindex.org/.