MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Deluxe (NYSE: DLX), a Trusted Payments and Business Technology™ company, scored highly on the Disability Equality Index® (DEI) and was named Best Workplace for People with Disabilities in 2022.
Launched in 2015, the DEI is now recognized as one of the most robust disability inclusion assessment tools in business. The index, which is designed to advance the inclusion of people with disabilities, is a joint initiative of the American Association of Disabled People (AAPD), the largest national disability rights organization, and Disability:IN , the global business inclusion network for people with disabilities.
The DEI assesses a wide range of an organization’s inclusion efforts, from leadership and culture to employment practices and supplier diversity. Each company that participates in the DEI is scored in these categories and given a score on a scale of 0-100, those earning 80 and above are recognized as “Best Workplaces for Disability Inclusion”. Deluxe received a score of 100 and was named Best Workplace for the third consecutive year.
“We are committed to creating a culture where people can bring their authentic selves to work every day,” said Develle Turner, Deluxe’s Head of Inclusion, Diversity and Equity. “Deluxe has made significant progress in all areas of our business – from recruiting and benefits to accommodation practices and community outreach – to advance inclusion and positively impact members of our team, our customers and our community.”
In addition to its employment practices, Deluxe continues to educate and empower employees through programs and support. Deluxe has created eight employee-led resource groups, including one focused on raising awareness of visible and invisible disabilities. In 2021, Deluxe hosted a session with former Olympian and motivational speaker, Lex Gillette, which focused on achieving goals regardless of disability. And in 2021, Paralympic swimmer Jessica Long shared her inspirational journey with a group of Deluxe employees and customers.
“There is no better way to practice disability inclusion, however, companies that follow DEI share a desire to create a workplace that promotes the concept of bringing your whole being to the office,” said Maria Town, President and CEO of the AAPD. “We look forward to working with all participants to help identify meaningful ways to build on their current practices as we continue the journey of disability inclusion together.”
Deluxe, a Trusted Payments and Business Technology™ company, champions business so communities thrive. Our solutions help businesses pay, get paid and grow. For more than 100 years, Deluxe customers have trusted our solutions and platforms at all stages of their lifecycle, from startup to maturity. Our powerful scale supports millions of small businesses, thousands of vital financial institutions, and hundreds of the world’s largest consumer brands, while processing approximately $3 trillion in annual payment volume. Our reach, scale and distribution channels make Deluxe our customers’ most trusted business partner. To find out how we can help your business, visit deluxe.com.
About the Disability Equality Index®
The Disability Equality Index (DEI) is a comprehensive benchmarking tool that helps companies establish a roadmap of measurable and tangible actions they can take to achieve inclusion and equality. equality of people with disabilities. Each company is given a score, on a scale of zero (0) to 100, and those that are 80+ are recognized as “Best Workplace for Disability Inclusion”. DEI is a joint initiative of the American Association of Persons with Disabilities (AAPD), the largest national disability rights organization, and Disability:IN, the global enterprise disability inclusion network, to collectively advancing the inclusion of people with disabilities. The organizations are complementary and bring unique strengths that make the project relevant and credible to businesses and the disability community. The tool was developed by the DEI Advisory Board, a diverse group of business leaders, policy experts and disability advocates. Learn more about: www.DisabilityEqualityIndex.org.
About the American Association of Persons with Disabilities (AAPD)
AAPD is a convener, connector and catalyst for change, increasing the political and economic power of people with disabilities. As a national disability rights organization, the AAPD advocates for full civil rights for the more than 60 million Americans with disabilities. Learn more about: www.aapd.com.
About Disability: IN®
Disability:IN is a global organization that promotes disability inclusion and equality in business. More than 400 companies partner with Disability:IN to create long-term business and social impact through the world’s most comprehensive disability inclusion benchmarking and reporting tool, the Disability Index. Disability Equality (DEI); the best conferences and programs; expert advice and engagement; and public policy leadership. Join us at handicapin.org/AreYouIN #AreYouIN.