For the fifth consecutive year, The Walt Disney Company has earned the highest score on the 2022 Disability Equality Index (DEI), the world’s most comprehensive benchmarking tool for measuring disability inclusion in the workplace. As a top scorer, the company was recognized as one of the “Best Workplaces for Disability Inclusion”.
“At The Walt Disney Company, we are committed to ensuring that the stories we tell, the immersive experiences we create, and the products and services we offer celebrate everyone’s unique abilities,” said Latondra Newton, SVP and Chief Diversity Officer, The Walt Disney Company. “Being recognized as the ‘Best Workplace for Disability Inclusion’ is an incredible honor, earned in large part by our employees around the world who are focused on creating a culture where everyone feels a sense of membership. We’re proud to support forward-thinking organizations like Disability:IN, and our long-term relationship allows us to advance disability inclusion work.
Launched in 2015 by Disability:IN and the American Association of Disabled Persons, DEI exists to help companies have a positive impact on unemployment/underemployment for people with disabilities. The 2022 DEI measured Disney and other leading companies on culture and leadership; enterprise-wide access; employment practices (benefits, recruitment, employment, education, retention and advancement, accommodations); community engagement; diversity of suppliers; and non-US operations.
Globally, more than a billion people live with a disability, crossing boundaries of age, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, race, sexual orientation , socio-economic status and religion. Disney continues to evolve its ongoing commitment to people with disabilities through inclusive workplace programs and policies, as well as more accessible content, products and experiences for consumers and guests. From adopting modernized best practices to creating inclusive content like that of Marvel Studios Hawk Eye In order to build more accessible spaces and accommodations at our theme parks and resorts, Disney continues to excel in including people with disabilities and creating a place where everyone belongs.
Learn more about The Walt Disney Company’s diversity and inclusion efforts.