NOD Announces the 2020 ‘Leading Disability Employers’ at Event Marking the 30th Anniversary of the ADA

Sep 30, 2020

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Cohort of Top Companies Recognized for Exemplary Disability Hiring and Employment Practices

New York (October 1, 2020) – At the National Organization on Disability (NOD)’s Annual Forum, entitled “ADA at 30: What’s Next”, 68 companies were honored as 2020 NOD Leading Disability Employers.  Now in its sixth 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 other 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.

“America’s success in the world depends on how well we inspire and put to use the talents and energies of every person in this country,” said NOD Chairman Governor Tom Ridge.  “It was the vision of President George H.W. Bush, who signed the ADA into law, that no ability is to be wasted and that everyone has a full and equal chance to play a part in our national progress. We at NOD remain committed to seeing that vision fulfilled by working closely with corporate America to help them achieve their disability inclusion goals. These 68 organizations certainly have stepped up and are doing just that, and we applaud their leadership and thank them for their commitment to hiring people with disabilities.”

The 2020 NOD Leading Disability Employers are:

  • Accenture
  • American Heart Association
  • Anthem
  • AT&T
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Blue Shield of California
  • The Boeing Company
  • BP America
  • Capital One
  • casaGnial – U/able
  • Centene Corporation
  • Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Cigna
  • Comcast NBCUniversal
  • Cox Communications
  • Dow
  • DTE Energy
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • Endeavors Unlimited
  • Eversource Energy
  • EY
  • FCA US
  • FirstEnergy
  • General Motors
  • The Hershey Company
  • Hilton Worldwide
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Idaho National Laboratory
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • KeyBank
  • KPMG
  • Lockheed Martin
  • L’Oréal USA
  • Marriott International
  • Martinsburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • Mastercard
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute
  • National Grid
  • National Security Agency
  • Nautilus Hyosung America
  • New Editions Consulting
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Project HIRED
  • Prudential Financial
  • Puerto Rico Industries for the Blind
  • PwC
  • Randstad US
  • Reed Smith
  • SEI Investments Company
  • Sempra Energy
  • Sony Electronics
  • Tata Consultancy Services | Tata America International
  • TD Bank
  • Tennessee Valley Authority
  • TIAA
  • U.S. Bank
  • United Airlines
  • Unum Group
  • Syracuse Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • Vertical Harvest
  • The Viscardi Center
  • Walgreens
  • WeCo Accessibility Services
  • Wells Fargo & Company
  • Yale New Haven Health

The NOD Leading Disability Employer Seal is awarded based on data provided 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 2021 NOD Leading Disability Employer Seal, companies must complete the Disability Employment Tracker during the qualifying window. Sign up to be notified when the 2021 Disability Employment Tracker opens this October.

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