American Airlines Receives the Top Score of 100 on the Disability Equality Index

Published on : Thursday, July 14, 2016

American AirlinesAmerican Airlines (Nasdaq:AAL) received the top score of 100 on the 2016 Disability Equality Index® (DEI®), and was named a “2016 DEI Best Places to Work.” The DEI is a joint initiative between the US Business Leadership Network® (USBLN®) and the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD).


“American Airlines is proud of our 100 percent score on this year’s Disability Equality Index survey,” said Mike Waldron, managing director, Diversity and Talent Management.  “After scoring 90 percent last year, we knew we could do better so we reviewed processes highlighted by our survey results and made some key changes to ensure we better serve our employees and customers. Doing well in this area of service and employment is very important to us.”


DEI points are awarded in four major categories: Culture & Leadership, Enterprise-wide Access, Employment Practices, and Community Engagement & Support Services. Companies receive points in any given area by responding affirmatively to a significant portion of the numerous best practices outlined.


The survey gives companies an opportunity to reevaluate policies and practices and determine where the company stands in regards to being a best in class organization for disability inclusion practices.


We know that policies alone don’t always translate into inclusion,” said Jill Houghton, Executive Director, USBLN. “We are proud to see year over year growth, improvement and greater inclusion at American Airlines.”


By receiving a top score on the DEI, companies demonstrate significant business leadership, going far beyond compliance activities, driving their business success through leading disability inclusion policies and practices.


Source:- American Airlines


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