NOD Announces the 2019 ‘Leading Disability Employers’
Arlington, VA (September 26, 2019) – The National Organization on Disability (NOD) today announced fifty-nine organizations that have been named 2019 NOD Leading Disability Employers™. Now in its fourth year, the NOD Leading Disability Employer seal recognizes companies that demonstrate exemplary employment practices for people with disabilities. This annual recognition is designed to commend those organizations that are leading the way in disability hiring and to encourage additional companies to tap into the many benefits of hiring talent with disabilities, including strong consumer preference for companies that employ individuals with disabilities and greater employee engagement across the workforce.
The winning organizations were announced at NOD’s Corporate Leadership Council Annual Forum, Shifting the Talent Paradigm: Inclusive Culture for a Modern Workforce, hosted by lead sponsors PwC and Spectrum.
“These winning organizations understand that by harnessing the talents of people with disabilities, they reap the benefits of a more diverse and more productive workforce,” said NOD Chairman Governor Tom Ridge. “The preeminent challenge before us is to ensure that people with disabilities enjoy full opportunity for employment, enterprise and earnings, and that employers know how to put their talents to work. These 59 organizations certainly have demonstrated they are doing just that, and we applaud their leadership and thank them for their commitment to hiring people with disabilities.”
The 2019 NOD Leading Disability Employers are:
Beckley Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
The Boeing Company
Capital One Financial
Colorado Springs Utilities
The Walt Disney Company
The Dow Chemical
Eli Lilly and Company
Ernst & Young, LLP
The Hershey Company
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Idaho National Laboratory
Lockheed Martin Corporation
Marriott International, Inc.
MGM Resorts International
Moffitt Cancer Center National Grid
National Security Agency
Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Division, Keyport
New Editions Consulting, Inc.
Old National Bank
Procter & Gamble
Rangam Consultants Inc.
Reed Smith LLP
SEI Investments Company
Skookum Contract Services
Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)
The Viscardi Center
The Wehrman Collaborative (WeCo)
Wells Fargo & Company
The NOD Leading Disability Employer seal is awarded based on data furnished by companies in response to the NOD Disability Employment Tracker™, a free and confidential assessment that benchmarks companies’ disability inclusion programs in the following areas:
- Climate & Culture
- People Practices
- Talent Sourcing
- Workplace & Technology
- Strategy & Metrics
While the Tracker is confidential, organizations may opt to be considered for the NOD Leading Disability Employer seal. Responses are scored, taking into account both disability employment practices and performance. Scoring prioritizes practices that are associated with increased disability employment outcomes over time, and companies receive additional points based on the percentage of people with disabilities in their workforce.
To be considered for the 2020 NOD Leading Disability Employer seal, companies must complete the Disability Employment Tracker during the qualifying window.
Sign up to be notified when the 2019 Disability Employment Tracker opens this October.