3M received a 100 percent score on the 2017 Disability Equality Index® for its outstanding support of employees with disabilities, making it one of the “2017 DEI Best Places to Work”. The Disability Equality Index is a joint initiative between the USBLN and the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) that enables businesses to objectively evaluate their disability inclusion practices and policies. During the three years the index has been in place, 3M has progressively increased its score.
Participating in the Disability Equality Index is one of the ways 3M monitors its inclusion practices in support of its goal to double the pipeline of diverse talent in management by 2025. The company also scored 100 percent on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index and received the 2017 Catalyst Award for accelerating women’s leadership.
“Having a diverse workforce with people of different abilities, backgrounds and experiences isn’t enough, we have to appreciate and learn from those differences,” says 3M senior vice president of human resources Marlene McGrath. “We’re proud of the progress we’ve made, but we know we have to do more. We are committed to ensuring that all our people have the respect, tools and resources they need to reach their full potential.”
A full list of companies that received a top score on the 2017 Disability Equality Index® can be found on the DEI website.