Walgreens earns best place to work for disability equality

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DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens received the top score of 100% on the 2018 Disability Equality Index (DEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to disability inclusion and workplace equality, administered by the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and the U.S. Business Leadership Network (USLBN). This marks the second consecutive year Walgreens has earned a perfect score and been named one of the DEI Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion.

“Walgreens is proud to foster a disability inclusive culture through two programs to train and hire people with disabilities in our stores and distribution centers, where our team members work side by side to perform the same jobs for the same pay,” said Carlos Cubia, vice president and global chief diversity officer of Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. “It’s an honor to be acknowledged by the Disability Equality Index for our commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce that aligns with our purpose to champion the health and well-being of every community in America.”

The DEI is a national, transparent benchmarking tool that offers businesses an opportunity to receive a score on a scale of zero to 100 on their disability inclusion policies and practices. It is a joint initiative of the AAPD and the USBLN, developed by the DEI Advisory Committee, a diverse group of business leaders, policy experts, and disability advocates.

Walgreens joins the ranks of 126 U.S. businesses which also earned the designation this year.

More information on the 2018 Disability Equality Index and a list of top companies can be found here.



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