Freight transport services provider, XPO Logistics, has received a Disability Equality Index (DEI) top score of 90 out of 100 for its commitment to disability workforce inclusion.
The DEI is the world’s most comprehensive benchmarking tool for companies to measure disability workplace inclusion against competitors. It was launched in 2015 by Disability:IN and The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD).
“Participating in the [DEI] is important because it helps measure our current progress as a diverse and equitable workplace,” said XPO Logistics Chief Diversity Officer, LaQuenta Jacob.
“We’re committed to continuous improvement in this area to ensure our employees thrive as their authentic selves,” she said.
“The [DEI] shines a spotlight on companies that believe they have a stake in creating a more equitable society for people with disabilities,” said AAPD President and CEO, Maria Town. “It’s a conduit for our work championing disability rights for the 60 million Americans with disabilities and knocking down barriers to employment, technology and healthcare.”
XPO supports the hiring of employees regardless of age, race, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, region, veteran status or disability. Its commitment to disability inclusion includes partnerships and joint-ventures for recruitment, inclusive workplace policies, mentors and workplace support and equal benefits.