For the second consecutive year, Wells Fargo has been named one of the Disability Equality Index® (DEI®) Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion, earning a score of 100 percent on the national list. Companies received the recognition based on their self-reported culture and leadership, access, employment practices, and community engagement and support services. Of the 110 companies who participated in 2017 — the third year the index was conducted — 68 of them received a rating of 100 percent.
“We are proud to receive this honor again,” said Kathy Martinez, senior vice president and head of disability and accessibility strategy at Wells Fargo. “Diversity and inclusion is one of Wells Fargo’s five primary values that provide the foundation for everything we do. Whether it’s through our Diverse Abilities Team Member Network, which creates awareness and inclusion of our team members with diverse abilities, providing capital to companies that employ people with disabilities, or donating to organizations that support people with disabilities, disability inclusion is important to us.”
The DEI® — an annual benchmarking survey on disability inclusion policies and practices — is a joint initiative of the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and the US Business Leadership Network® (USBLN®). AAPD promotes equal opportunity, economic power, independent living, and political participation for people with disabilities, and the USBLN® helps businesses drive performance by leveraging disability inclusion in the workplace, supply chain, and marketplace. Regina Heyward, head of Supplier Diversity for Wells Fargo, serves on the board for the USBLN®.