National Organization on Disability Announces 2023 Leading Disability Employers
65 Organizations Recognized for Commitment to Building an Inclusive Workforce
NEW YORK, NY (October 2, 2023) – In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the National Organization on Disability (NOD) is proud to announce and recognize the 2023 Leading Disability Employers. In its ninth year, the NOD Leading Disability Employer Seal serves as a platform to spotlight the transformative contributions made by business leaders in promoting equal employment for individuals with disabilities. It also honors those organizations that prioritize diversity, equity and importantly, accessibility–setting a high standard for others to follow.
Leading Disability Employer Seal recipients are determined based on data provided by companies on the NOD Employment Tracker™. The Tracker is the only free assessment tool that helps companies better understand how their key business practices correlate to improved talent outcomes related to hiring, retention and advancement of people with disabilities.
“These organizations understand that by harnessing the talents of people with disabilities, they reap the benefits of a more innovative, diverse and dedicated workforce,” said NOD President Carol Glazer. “The Leading Disability Employer Seal honors organizations who have not only embraced inclusivity but have taken concrete steps to break down barriers for individuals with disabilities and create an environment for all to thrive.”
The 2023 Leading Disability Employers include:
- Ally Financial
- American Heart Association
- Auticon US
- Bell Textron Inc.
- Blue Shield of California
- The Boeing Company
- Capital One
- Centene Corporation
- Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
- Citizens Financial Group
- Comcast NBCUniversal
- Digital Accessibility by WeCo
- Eli Lilly and Company
- Ernst & Young LLP
- General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT)
- The Hershey Company
- Hilton Worldwide
- Hugs Café Inc
- Idaho National Laboratory
- Johnson & Johnson
- KPMG LLP
- Lockhead Martin
- L’Oréal USA
- M&T Corporation
- Martinsburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center
- Mayo Clinic
- Melwood Horticultural Training Center
- Hope Miller Foundation
- Nautilus Hyosung America, Inc.
- New York Life
- Northrop Grumman
- Old National Bank
- Omnium Circus
- PRIDE Industries
- Public Service Enterprise Group
- Puerto Rico Industries for the Blind, Corp.
- Reed Smith LLP
- Regions Financial Corporation
- Roche Diagnostics
- Sanofi US
- Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)
- Sony Electronics Inc.
- TD Bank AMCB
- Tennessee Valley Authority
- T-Mobile USA, Inc
- S. Bank
- Unum Group
- Vectrus Inc
- The Viscardi Center
- VSP Vision
- Grainger, Inc.
- Wells Fargo & Company
About The NOD Employment Tracker™
The NOD Employment Tracker benchmarks organizations of any size in six disability and veterans’ inclusion focus areas, including strategy, talent outcome metrics, climate and culture, talent sourcing, people practices and workplace tools and accessibility. All participating companies receive a Tracker Scorecard to develop plans and priorities for improving employment practices and policies. The 2024 Employment Tracker will open this fall; completion of the Tracker is required to qualify for the NOD Leading Disability Employer Seal Award and the 2024 Fair360 Top 50. To learn more, visit www.nod.org/tracker.
About National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)
National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is an annual observance held in the United States each October. This month-long campaign aims to raise awareness about the importance of creating inclusive workplaces that value the skills and talents of individuals with disabilities. NDEAM also highlights the contributions of workers with disabilities and encourages employers to consider the diverse abilities and perspectives that they bring to the workforce.
About National Organization on Disability (NOD)
The National Organization on Disability (NOD) is a private, non-profit organization that seeks to increase employment opportunities for the 60-percent of working age Americans with disabilities who are not employed. To achieve this goal, NOD offers a suite of employment solutions, tailored to anticipate, and meet leading companies’ workforce needs. NOD has helped some of the world’s most recognized brands be more competitive in today’s global economy by building or enriching their disability inclusion programs. For more information about NOD and how its portfolio of professional services, Leadership Council and Employment Tracker™ can help your business, visit www.nod.org.