SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cubic Corporation today announced it received a top score on the 2021 Disability Equality Index®, the leading nonprofit resource for business disability inclusion worldwide, strengthening Cubic’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
The Disability Equality Index (DEI) is a comprehensive benchmarking tool that helps companies build a roadmap of measurable, tangible actions to achieve disability inclusion and equality. Each company receives a score, on a scale of zero (0) to 100. Those earning 80 and above were recognized as a “Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion.” Out of the 319 participants, Cubic is proud to be one of 191 companies to receive a score of 100.
The DEI is a joint initiative of the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), the nation’s largest disability rights organization, and Disability:IN, the global business disability inclusion network, to collectively advance the inclusion of people with disabilities.
“The Disability Equality Index offers valuable insight into Cubic’s current disability inclusion efforts and provides guidance on how we can continue to evolve. As an organization that values diversity, equity, and inclusion, we want to minimize barriers – whether they are physical, mental, visible, or invisible – standing in the way of our disabled community. By upholding this commitment, we can help reduce stigmas associated with disability and promote a workplace that leads to higher engagement, productivity, and innovation,” said Brad Feldmann, chairman, president and chief executive officer, Cubic Corporation.
“We have collaborated closely with CAN, our disability employee resource group to adjust our practices and policies to better serve our disabled workforce. We recognize the need to educate and empower our global teams with skills and resources to cultivate a diverse, inclusive environment. Disability awareness, accommodation and related initiatives are critical to an environment where everyone can thrive and grow their careers,” said Grace Lee, chief human resources and diversity officer, Cubic Corporation.
"We are so pleased to partner with 319 companies this year on the Disability Equality Index. Part of corporate commitment to disability inclusion is recognizing your stance and using it as an 'aha moment' to drive the business investments needed to scale change. Inclusion and accessibility cuts across the enterprise from cultural representation in the workforce, to technology acceleration, to incorporating supply chain diversity. These are tangible opportunities that leading companies can leverage to create sustainable impact for their business and brand,” said Jill Houghton, president and chief executive officer, Disability:IN.
About Cubic Corporation
Cubic is a technology-driven, market-leading provider of integrated solutions that increase situational understanding for transportation, defense C4ISR, and training customers worldwide to decrease urban congestion and improve the militaries’ effectiveness and operational readiness. Our teams innovate to make a positive difference in people’s lives. We simplify their daily journeys. We promote mission success and safety for those who serve their nation.
About the Disability Equality Index®
The Disability Equality Index (DEI) is a comprehensive benchmarking tool that helps companies build a roadmap of measurable, tangible actions that they can take to achieve disability inclusion and equality. Each company receives a score, on a scale of zero (0) to 100, with those earning 80 and above recognized as a “Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion.”
The DEI is a joint initiative of the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), the nation’s largest disability rights organization, and Disability:IN, the global business disability inclusion network, to collectively advance the inclusion of people with disabilities. The organizations are complementary and bring unique strengths that make the project relevant and credible to corporations and the disability community. The tool was developed by the DEI Advisory Committee, a diverse group of business leaders, policy experts, and disability advocates. Learn more at: www.DisabilityEqualityIndex.org.
About the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD)
AAPD is a convener, connector, and catalyst for change, increasing the political and economic power for people with disabilities. As a national cross-disability rights organization AAPD advocates for full civil rights for the 50+ million Americans with disabilities. Learn more at: www.aapd.com.
Disability:IN is a global organization driving disability inclusion and equality in business. More than 270 corporations trust Disability:IN to activate and achieve disability inclusion across their enterprise and in the broader corporate mainstream. Through the world’s most comprehensive disability inclusion benchmarking; best-in-class conferences and programs; and expert counsel and engagement, Disability:IN works with leading businesses to create long-term business and societal impact. Join us at disabilityin.org/AreYouIN #AreYouIN.