DEERFIELD, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Walgreens received the top-score of 100 percent 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 100 percent score from the DEI and 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 (0) to 100, on their disability inclusion policies and practices. It is a joint initiative of the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and the U.S. Business Leadership Network (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.
Walgreens (walgreens.com), a provider of trusted care in communities since 1901, is included in the Retail Pharmacy USA Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBA), the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise. Approximately 8 million customers interact with Walgreens in stores and online each day, using the most convenient, multichannel access to consumer goods and services and trusted, cost-effective pharmacy, health and wellness services and advice. As of Aug. 31, 2017, Walgreens operates approximately 8,100 drugstores with a presence in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, along with its omnichannel business, Walgreens.com. Approximately 400 Walgreens stores offer Healthcare Clinic or other provider retail clinic services.