Company continues to earn 100% score on Disability Equality Index
RADNOR, Pa. (BUSINESS WIRE), July 15, 2020 - Lincoln Financial Group (NYSE:LNC) today announced that for the fifth consecutive year, the company has been named as a Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion, earning a 100% score on the 2020 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 are committed to fostering a culture where every employee comes to work – either virtually or in an office – feeling safe, respected, valued and included. We’re proud to be recognized on the Disability Equality Index for the fifth consecutive year,” said Lisa M. Buckingham, executive vice president and chief people, place and brand officer at Lincoln Financial Group. “We see this rating as a guidepost rather than an end marker. For us, this is an ongoing effort to ensure we’re continuously creating an inclusive environment where everyone can succeed, and that is something we strive to be better at every day.”
Diversity 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 DisAbilites BRG strives to create awareness and opportunities for employees with disabilities—both seen and unseen.
Lincoln’s inclusive values are further evidenced by other recent awards – the company has been named to the 2020 Forbes Best Employers for Diversity list, designated a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality in 2020, as well as a Best Employer for Women.
This year’s honor coincides with the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, prohibiting discrimination based on disability. The DEI 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, 247 participating Fortune 1000 companies were rigorously evaluated in the following categories: organizational culture, leadership, accessibility, employment, community engagement, support services and supplier diversity. By receiving a top score on the DEI, companies must demonstrate significant business leadership, going far beyond compliance activities to drive business success through leading disability inclusion policies and practices.
About Lincoln Financial Group
Lincoln Financial Group provides advice and solutions that help empower people to take charge of their financial lives with confidence and optimism. Today, more than 17 million customers trust our retirement, insurance and wealth protection expertise to help address their lifestyle, savings and income goals, as well as to 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 $247 billion in end-of-period account values as of March 31, 2020. Lincoln Financial Group is a committed corporate citizen included on major sustainability indices including the Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America and FTSE4Good. Dedicated to diversity and inclusion, Lincoln earned perfect 100 percent scores on the Corporate Equality Index and the Disability Equality Index. Lincoln has also been recognized in Newsweek’s Most Responsible Companies and is among Forbes’ World’s Best Employers, Best Large Employers, Best Employers for Diversity, Best Employers for Women and ranked on the JUST 100 list. 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 national, transparent benchmarking tool that offers businesses an opportunity to self-report their disability inclusion policies and practices. It was developed by two national leaders, American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and Disability:IN, in consultation with the appointed DEI Advisory Committee, a diverse group of experts in business, policy, and disability advocacy. Learn more at: www.DisabilityEqualityIndex.org.