Southern Company Scores 100% on Disability Equality Index for the Seventh Consecutive Year
Thursday, July 13th, 2023
The 2023 Disability Equality Index (DEI) has rated Southern Company as one of the "Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion." For the seventh consecutive year, Southern Company joins an elite group of companies with a 100 percent score on the DEI for a strong dedication to leading disability-inclusion practices.
Every year since the DEI's inception in 2015, Southern Company has been listed among the top-ranked companies and each of the past seven years has earned a score of 100 percent.
"Southern Company is honored to be named among the Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion. This recognition highlights the work Southern Company is doing to ensure an inclusive culture where every employee can reach his or her full potential," said Sloane Drake, executive vice president, chief human resources officer. "We are intentional on advancing disability inclusion and equality across our businesses and believe diversity in all forms is one of our core strengths."
The DEI is a joint initiative of the American Association of People with Disabilities (AADP) and Disability:IN that measures policies and practices on a scale from zero to 100 with a score of 100 awarded only to those companies deemed most inclusive. As the nation's most trusted and comprehensive benchmarking tool for disability inclusion, the DEI provides an objective assessment of overall business practices.
The 2023 DEI measured: Culture & Leadership; Enterprise-Wide Access; Employment Practices (Benefits, Recruitment, Employment, Education, Retention & Advancement, Accommodations); Community Engagement; Supplier Diversity; Non-U.S. Operations (Non-Weighted).
"Businesses have the power to drive the global advancement of disability inclusion, and we're thrilled to see more companies than ever leverage the Disability Equality Index to measure their progress. We recognize these top-scoring companies as a 'Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion' for their passion and efforts to lead the way in creating greater equity for people with disabilities in the workplace, marketplace, and supply chain," said Jill Houghton, President and CEO of Disability:IN.