Merck Receives Top Score of 100 on 2019 Disability Equality Index
For the fifth year in a row, Merck was recognized as a Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion, receiving a score of 100% on the 2019 Disability Equality Index (DEI). The DEI is a unique, joint initiative of Disability:IN and the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD). It serves as the nation's most comprehensive annual benchmarking tool for corporations.
"We are very proud to have received a top score in the DEI ratings for the second year in a row," said Celeste Warren, vice president, Global Diversity & Inclusion, Merck. "With operations in over 140 countries, diversity and inclusion are critically important to our success. We all have a role to play in the area of hiring, developing and advancing this highly talented segment of the labor market. While we have done much in the area of disability inclusion, we continually challenge ourselves do more.”
“The DEI is designed to promote and advance disability inclusion practices and policies within corporate America that lead to better employment outcomes for and inclusion of people with disabilities, as employees, customers and suppliers. When businesses include people with disabilities, everybody wins,” said Jill Houghton, President and CEO of Disability:IN.
More information on the 2019 Disability Equality Index and the full list of the top companies can be found here: https://disabilityin.org/.