JULY 16, 2020
BNY Mellon was named to the 2020 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 2020, 247 corporations, including 143 Fortune 500 and 154 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. This year we scored 100 percent, demonstrating our commitment to fostering an inclusive workplace.
“I am proud of HEART for working diligently to keep BNY Mellon on the forefront of disability inclusion practices,” said Hani Kablawi, Head of International and Executive Sponsor of HEART, The Employee Resource Group for Diverse Abilities. “People with disabilities represent over one billion people around the globe. Disability touches nearly everyone and is a natural part of the human experience. We recognize that our work is not done - we are actively looking for ways to provide additional resources for our colleagues impacted by disability. Each and every human deserves to come to work in an environment that encourages inclusion and belonging at every level.”
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.