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We're Recognized as a Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion

The nation’s largest disability organization recognized The Standard for the second consecutive year. 

The Standard was recently named as a best place to work for disability inclusion by the American Association of People with Disabilities, the nation’s largest disability rights organization, and Disability:IN, the global disability inclusion network. 

The Disability Equality Index is a comprehensive benchmarking tool that helps companies build a roadmap of measurable and tangible actions to achieve disability inclusion and equality. Each company receives a score on a scale of zero to 100, with those earning 80 and above designated as “Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion.” The Standard scored 100. 

Companies are evaluated across a range of criteria within six categories:

  • Culture and Leadership
  • Enterprise-wide Access
  • Employment Practices
  • Community Engagement
  • Supplier Diversity 

“We are very proud to be included in the 2023 Disability Equality Index and named a best place to work for disability inclusion for the second consecutive year,” said Susan Bruechner, vice president of Human Resources. “The Standard prioritizes creating a welcoming workplace where everyone can bring their authentic selves to work. We know that diversity, equity and inclusion are key for attracting and retaining the best employees, serving our customers and contributing to strong, resilient communities.” 

Globally, more than 1 billion people experience disabilities. Disability is a natural part of the human experience, crossing lines of age, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status and religion. 

“Helping people who are experiencing a disability is core to our business,” said Dan McMillan, president and CEO. “We offer financial well-being and peace of mind to millions of customers facing a disability caused by an accident or illness. Our culture of empathy and depth of expertise in workplace accommodations are key to ensuring that our customers are financially protected during a disability and can successfully return to their careers when able.” 

Learn more about the Disability Equality Index and the top-scoring companies.

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