JULY 14, 2021
BNY Mellon was named to the 2021 Disability Equality Index (DEI), which is a prominent benchmarking tool for the Fortune 1000 and America’s top 200 revenue grossing law firms to gauge their level of disability workplace inclusion against competitors. The index recognizes organizations for self-reporting their disability inclusion policies and practices and was developed by the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and Disability:IN.
In 2021, 319 corporations, including 67 Fortune 100, 164 Fortune 500 and 180 Fortune 1000 utilized the DEI to benchmark their disability inclusion efforts.
The company was included in the DEI for the first time in 2019, scoring a 90 percent. In 2020, and now in 2021, we scored 100 percent, demonstrating improvement through intentional action and our continued commitment to fostering an inclusive workplace.
“I am proud of the work HEART has helped support at BNY Mellon and that our institution has once again been recognized as a leader in disability inclusion practices,” said Hani Kablawi, Chairman of International and Executive Sponsor of HEART, The Employee Resource Group for Diverse Abilities. “While there is always more work to be done to provide additional resources for our colleagues impacted by disability, it is encouraging to see the progress we are making every day to ensure that all BNY Mellon employees can come to work in an inclusive environment that encourages belonging.”
About the DEI
The Disability Equality Index® (DEI) is a national, transparent benchmarking tool that offers businesses an opportunity to self-report their disability inclusion policies and practices. It was developed by two national leaders, American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and Disability:IN, in consultation with the appointed DEI Advisory Committee, a diverse group of experts in business, policy, and disability advocacy.