Equitable Earns Top Score on the Disability Equality Index®
Recognition reflects the company’s commitment to inclusivity on the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act
August 6, 2020
NEW YORK – August 6, 2020 – Equitable, a leading financial services company and subsidiary of Equitable Holdings (NYSE: EQH), has been recognized for the sixth consecutive year as a Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion, earning the top score for the first time, according to the Disability Equality Index.
The Disability Equality Index (DEI), launched in 2015, is a national benchmarking standard to assess disability workplace inclusion and was designed by both business leaders and disability advocates. The 2020 DEI measured culture and leadership, enterprise-wide access, employment practices, community engagement and supplier diversity.
Equitable achieved a 100% score on the Disability Equality Index, reflecting the company’s efforts to foster an increasingly inclusive culture in support of employees with disabilities.
“Equitable’s recognition as a Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion is especially impactful as we mark three decades of recognizing the rights of individuals with disabilities with the implementation of the Americans with Disabilities Act,” said Justin Francis, Equitable’s True Abilities employee resource group chair. “Sustaining a diverse and inclusive workforce is one of the many values our employees pride themselves on to help create a stronger workplace.”
In addition to consistent top marks on the DEI, Equitable has achieved a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index since 2014 and has been named one of the “Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC).
Please visit Equitable’s diversity and inclusion page for more information.
Equitable, a subsidiary of Equitable Holdings (NYSE: EQH), has been one of America’s leading financial services providers since 1859. With the mission to help clients secure their financial well-being, the company provides advice, protection and retirement strategies to individuals, families and small businesses. Equitable has more than 8,000 employees and Equitable Advisors financial professionals and serves 2.8 million clients across the country. Please visit equitable.com for more information.
About the DEI
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.
Equitable is the brand name of the retirement and protection subsidiaries of Equitable Holdings, Inc., including Equitable Financial Life Insurance Company (NY, NY), Equitable Financial Life Insurance Company of America, an AZ stock company with main administrative headquarters in Jersey City, NJ, and Equitable Distributors, LLC. Equitable Advisors is the brand name of Equitable Advisors, LLC (member FINRA, SIPC) (Equitable Financial Advisors in MI and TN). The 1859 founding reference applies exclusively to Equitable Financial Life Insurance Company.