ALLENTOWN, Pa., July 21, 2022 (BUSINESS WIRE)—CAI, a global technology services firm, today announced it received the maximum score on the 2022 Disability Equality Index (DEI) and has been recognized as a “Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion” by Disability:IN. This is the second consecutive year the firm has achieved this score and designation.
CAI is committed to a disability-inclusive work environment, effective hiring practices and career mobility both internally and as a service offering to its clients. Since the company’s first DEI assessment, CAI’s Human Capital Management team has continued to improve workplace accessibility with new policies and benefit offerings. Public accountability was also made by Tom Salvaggio, President at CAI, when he signed the CEO Letter on Disability Inclusion.
“We are honored to receive this recognition from Disability:IN two years in a row,” said Tom Salvaggio, President of CAI. “As an inclusive employer, indexes that survey our diversity, equity and inclusion effectiveness help us evaluate our employment protocols so that we can continue to improve the standard on corporate social responsibility. People want to work for an organization that cares—this score demonstrates to current and prospective employees that we do.”
“Disability inclusion is a rapidly expanding aspect of corporate culture, and it’s gratifying to partner with 415 companies on the 2022 Disability Equality Index,” said Jill Houghton, President and CEO of Disability:IN. “These top-scoring companies not only excel in disability inclusion, many are also adopting emerging trends and pioneering measures that can move the disability agenda from accommodation to inclusion and ultimately, genuine belonging."
The DEI is the world’s most comprehensive benchmarking tool for the Fortune 1000 and Am Law 2001 to measure disability workplace inclusion against competitors. The index was launched in 2015 by Disability:IN and The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and is acknowledged today as the most robust disability inclusion assessment tool in business.
Participating companies are measured on several criteria: Culture & Leadership; Enterprise-Wide Access; Employment Practices (Benefits, Recruitment, Employment, Education, Retention & Advancement, Accommodations); Community Engagement; Supplier Diversity; Non-U.S. Operations.
To learn more about CAI’s culture, visit www.cai.io/about-us/diversity-equity-and-inclusion
CAI is a global technology services firm with over 7,500 associates worldwide and a yearly revenue of $1 billion+. We have over 40 years of excellence in uniting talent and technology to power the possible for our clients, colleagues, and communities. As a privately held company, we have the freedom and focus to do what is right—whatever it takes. Our tailor-made solutions create lasting results across the public and commercial sectors, and we are trailblazers in bringing neurodiversity to the enterprise.
Learn how CAI powers the possible at www.cai.io
About the Disability Equality Index®
The Disability Equality Index (DEI) is a comprehensive benchmarking tool that helps companies build a roadmap of measurable, tangible actions that they can take to achieve disability inclusion and equality. Each company receives a score, on a scale of zero (0) to 100, with those earning 80 and above recognized as a “Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion.” The DEI is a joint initiative of the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), the nation’s largest disability rights organization, and Disability:IN, the global business disability inclusion network, to collectively advance the inclusion of people with disabilities. The organizations are complementary and bring unique strengths that make the project relevant and credible to corporations and the disability community. The tool was developed by the DEI Advisory Committee, a diverse group of business leaders, policy experts, and disability advocates. Learn more at: www.DisabilityEqualityIndex.org.
About the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD)
AAPD is a convener, connector, and catalyst for change, increasing the political and economic power for people with disabilities. As a national cross-disability rights organization AAPD advocates for full civil rights for the 60+ million Americans with disabilities. Learn more at: www.aapd.com.
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