National Organization on Disability Announces Winners of 2017 Leading Disability Employer Seal

Sep 12, 2017

ARLINGTON, VA (September 12, 2017) – The National Organization on Disability (NOD) today announced 45 organizations that have been selected to receive the 2017 NOD Leading Disability Employer Seal™. Now in its second year, the Seal recognizes companies that demonstrate exemplary employment practices for people with disabilities. This annual recognition is designed to applaud 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 annual disability employment forum, Inclusion by Design, sponsored by PwC and hosted by The Boeing Company and are being celebrated using the campaign hashtag #NODdisabilityemployer.

“The National Organization on Disability is a labor-market leader with a mission to break down the wall that separates the abilities and aspirations of 57 million Americans from the avenues of opportunity, achievement, and fulfillment that come from productive employment,” said NOD Chairman Governor Tom Ridge. “We help America put ability to work. And so do the winners of this year’s NOD Leading Disability Employer Seal. We thank these leading companies for their commitment to building a disability inclusive workforce.”

The 2017 NOD Leading Disability Employer Seal winners are:

  • Abbott
  • Accenture
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • AT&T
  • Barclays
  • Bath VA Medical Center
  • The Boeing Company
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Capital One
  • Colorado Springs Utilities
  • Comcast Corporation
  • Consumers Energy
  • The Dow Chemical Co.
  • DTE Energy
  • DXC Technology
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • EY
  • The Hershey Company
  • Hilton
  • Horizon BCBS of New Jersey
  • Huntington
  • JetBlue
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • KeyBank
  • KPMG
  • Lexmark International
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Marriott International
  • MassMutual
  • Merck
  • Moffitt Cancer Center
  • National Security Agency
  • New Editions Consulting
  • Nielsen
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Old National Bank
  • Pacific Gas and Electric Co.
  • Project HIRED
  • Prudential Financial
  • PwC
  • S&P Global
  • Sempra Energy
  • Syracuse VA Medical Center
  • TD Bank

The NOD Leading Disability Employer Seal is awarded based on data furnished by companies in response to NOD’s Disability Employment Tracker™, a free, confidential, online assessment and benchmarking of 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.

The Disability Employment Tracker™ was developed by NOD in partnership with the National Business and Disability Council (NBDC) at The Viscardi Center and Mercer | Sirota. Offered annually, the Tracker was introduced in 2013 with lead support from the Exelon Foundation and guidance from leading research firm J.D. Power.

To be considered for the 2018 NOD Leading Disability Employer Seal, companies must complete the Disability Employment Tracker during the qualifying window. Pre-register now for the 2018 Disability Employment Tracker, opening October 1, 2017, or sign up to be notified when the 2018 qualifying window opens.

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