RADNOR, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lincoln Financial Group (NYSE:LNC) today announced that for the fourth consecutive year, it earned a 100% score and the honor of Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion, according to the 2019 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.
“We are very proud to be recognized on the Disability Equality Index for the fourth consecutive year,” said Dennis Glass, president and CEO, Lincoln Financial Group. “DEI maintains that a 100% score should not be conveyed as ‘perfect’ as disability inclusion is an ongoing conversation to establish and refine best practices. Our Diversity and Inclusion practices empower us to best meet our customers’ needs, as well as ensure every market has access to our products and services to help all Americans protect the ones they love.”
Lincoln Financial’s commitment to diversity and inclusion starts with senior leadership and continues with the engagement of employees at all levels. Visible advocacy and engagement of leaders are essential to integrating diversity and inclusion into workplace and business practices. This year, Lincoln Financial’s President and CEO, Dennis Glass, honored the second anniversary of the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ pledge by reaffirming his ongoing commitment to a work environment where every employee feels welcome and appreciated for who they are and what they bring to the organization.
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, 190 participating Fortune 500-1000 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 $253 billion in assets under management as of March 31, 2019. Lincoln Financial Group is a committed corporate citizen included on major sustainability indices including the Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America and FTSE4Good. Additionally, Lincoln is dedicated to upholding a diverse and inclusive organization and was recognized by Forbes as one of the Best Large Employers, Best Employers for Diversity, and Best Employers for Women and received a perfect score of 100 percent on both the Corporate Equality Index and Disability Equality Index. 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.