Walgreens received the top-score of 100 percent on the 2018 Disability Equality Index, a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to disability inclusion and workplace equality, administered by the American Association of People with Disabilities and the U.S. Business Leadership Network.
This marks the second consecutive year Walgreens has earned a 100 percent score from the DEI and named one of the DEI Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion.
"Walgreens is proud to foster a disability inclusive culture through two programs to train and hire people with disabilities in our stores and distribution centers, where our team members work side-by-side to perform the same jobs for the same pay," said Carlos Cubia, vice president and global chief diversity officer of Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. based in Deerfield. "It's an honor to be acknowledged by the Disability Equality Index for our commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce that aligns with our purpose to champion the health and well-being of every community in America."
The DEI is a national, transparent benchmarking tool that offers businesses an opportunity to receive a score on a scale of zero to 100, on their disability inclusion policies and practices. It is a joint initiative of the American Association of People with Disabilities and the U.S. Business Leadership Network, developed by the DEI Advisory Committee, a diverse group of business leaders, policy experts, and disability advocates.
Walgreens joins the ranks of 126 U.S. businesses, which also earned the designation this year.