CVS Health has been named a "Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion" on the annual Disability Equality Index (DEI), with a top score of 100 for the second year in a row. The Index measures key performance indicators across organizational culture, leadership, accessibility, employment, community engagement, support services and supplier diversity.
Breaking Down Barriers to Employment for Individuals with Disabilities
A joint initiative of the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and the US Business Leadership Network (USBLN), the Disability Equality Index (DEI) offers an objective score to participating organizations on their disability inclusion policies and practices.
"At CVS Health, we are focused on breaking down the employment barriers that individuals with disabilities face and believe our colleagues, customers and individuals in the community, of all abilities, are what help our company and the community to grow and thrive," said Lisa Bisaccia, EVP and Chief Human Resources Officer, CVS Health. "We are proud to be recognized for our efforts on the Disability Equality Index for the second year in a row.”
Our Commitment to Diversity in the Workplace
CVS Health has a long history of creating meaningful job training and career opportunities for individuals with disabilities. Through one such initiative, we have partnered with the National Consortium of State Operated Comprehensive Rehabilitation Centers to launch mock pharmacies where individuals with disabilities can learn skills necessary for careers in retail environments. Similarly, we operate several Regional Learning Centers, where we collaborate with government agencies, community organizations, and educational institutions to create job training programs that are often designed for individuals with disabilities.
This recognition is the latest in a series of third-party acknowledgments for CVS Health's commitment to supporting a diverse and inclusive workplace, including: FORTUNE'S Most Admired Companies; Corporate Responsibility Magazine's 100 Best Corporate Citizens; Human Rights Campaign's Top Places to Work for LGBT Equality; Points of Light's The Civic 50, Military Times Best for Vets; the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index; and DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity.
To see a full list of the companies recognized on the 2018 Disability Equality Index, please visit https://disabilityequalityindex.org/top_companies.