Compass Group Recognized as a “Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion”
Compass Group is pleased to announce that it has received a high qualifying score on the 2023 Disability Equality Index, and has been recognized as a Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion. The index is the leading nonprofit resource for business disability inclusion worldwide, strengthening our commitment to being a welcoming environment for associates of all abilities and bringing a diverse team of talent to the communities we serve.
“Disability awareness and accommodation are a key part of Compass Group’s culture of inclusion and core values,” said Chief People Officer Cindy Noble. “The Disability Equality Index is instrumental in providing benchmarks and feedback for our disability initiatives that continue to enhance our efforts.”
The Disability Equality Index is a comprehensive benchmarking tool that helps companies build a roadmap of measurable, tangible actions that can be taken to achieve disability inclusion and equality. Categories include culture and leadership, enterprise-wide access, employment practices, community engagement, and supplier diversity. 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.”
Compass (with a score of 80) was one of 405 businesses to qualify in 2023 – and we’re proud to partner with Disability:IN and be an ally with other businesses committed to advancing disability inclusion and equality.
“Making our workplaces accessible and inclusive is fundamental to attracting, retaining, and nurturing talent of associates with disabilities,” added Aleshia McMath, Vice President of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. “Recognizing that there’s still room for improvement, the Disability Equality Index points the way forward for continuously applying the leading disability inclusion practices.”
The Disability Equality Index 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 an Advisory Committee, a diverse group of business leaders, policy experts, and disability advocates. Learn more at: www.DisabilityEqualityIndex.org.