Company recognition continues as a Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion
RADNOR, Pa., July 21, 2022 – Lincoln Financial Group (NYSE:LNC) today announced that for the seventh consecutive year, the company has been named as a Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion, earning a 100% score on the 2022 Disability Equality Index® (DEI). A joint initiative between the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and Disability:IN, the DEI recognizes Lincoln’s continued commitment to creating an accessible, inclusive environment for people with disabilities.
“At Lincoln, we strive to create an inclusive workplace, marketplace and community – one that values and respects diversity, as well as each individuals’ unique talents,” said Allison Green Johnson, senior vice president, chief diversity officer at Lincoln Financial Group. “Diversity, equity and inclusion is embedded in every aspect of our business and I’m consistently in awe of the tremendous strides we continue to make. I speak for the entire organization when I say we’re honored to be recognized on the Disability Equality Index for the seventh consecutive year.”
Diversity, equity and inclusion is a key driver of Lincoln’s culture and business practices, and the organization is committed to advancing an environment in which multiple perspectives, varied skills sets, creative insights, diverse backgrounds and different abilities are valued and drive superior results. Lincoln’s pledge to creating and maintaining a workplace environment and a culture where everyone can succeed is supported by its seven Business Resource Groups (BRGs). Established in 2013, Lincoln’s People with disAbilities BRG strives to create awareness and opportunities for employees with disabilities—both seen and unseen.
“Over the last nearly decade, Lincoln’s People with disAbilities BRG has made a significant impact to our culture by advocating for people with disabilities, providing education and bringing awareness to employees and our financial advisors and relentlessly promoting integrations, alliances and opportunities for inclusion,” said Mike Kellar, senior vice president, head of talent, co-executive sponsor of the People with disAbilities BRG, at Lincoln Financial Group. “Each and every day, we strengthen our diversity, equity and inclusion efforts and this recognition is a testament of that.”
The DEI is the world’s most comprehensive benchmarking tool to measure disability workplace inclusion against competitors. It evaluates whether companies have policies that promote equal opportunity employment, embrace diversity, encourage people with disabilities to be themselves and have practices in place that provide comprehensive access.
This year, 415 participating corporations, including 60 Fortune 100, 188 Fortune 500 and 227 Fortune 1000 companies were rigorously evaluated in the following categories: Culture & Leadership; Enterprise-Wide Access; Employment Practices (Benefits, Recruitment, Employment, Education, Retention & Advancement, Accommodations); Community Engagement; Supplier Diversity; Non-U.S. Operations (Non-Weighted). In 2022, the DEI included new non-weighted Leadership questions about including disability in corporate board diversity criteria.
To view the full list of top-scoring companies, click here.
About Lincoln Financial Group
Lincoln Financial Group provides advice and solutions that help people take charge of their financial lives with confidence and optimism. Today, approximately 16 million customers trust our retirement, insurance and wealth protection expertise to help address their lifestyle, savings and income goals, and guard against long-term care expenses. Headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, Lincoln Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) and its affiliates. The company had $308 billion in end-of-period account values as of March 31, 2022. Lincoln Financial Group is a committed corporate citizen included on major sustainability indices including the Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America and FTSE4Good and ranks among Newsweek’s Most Responsible Companies. Dedicated to diversity, equity and inclusion, we are included on transparency benchmarking tools such as the Corporate Equality Index, the Disability Equality Index and the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index. Committed to providing our employees with flexible work arrangements, we were named to FlexJobs’ list of the Top 100 Companies to Watch for Remote Jobs in 2022. With a long and rich legacy of acting ethically, telling the truth and speaking up for what is right, Lincoln was recognized as one of Ethisphere’s 2022 World’s Most Ethical Companies®. Learn more at: www.LincolnFinancial.com. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram. Sign up for email alerts at http://newsroom.lfg.com.
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.
About Disability:IN ®
Disability:IN is a global organization driving disability inclusion and equality in business. More than 400 corporations partner with Disability:IN to create long-term business and social impact through the world’s most comprehensive disability inclusion benchmarking and reporting tool, the Disability Equality Index (DEI); best-in-class conferences and programs; expert counsel and engagement; and public policy leadership. Join us at disabilityin.org/AreYouIN #AreYouIN.