BOSTON (Aug. 1, 2023) – Liberty Mutual Insurance has been named a Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion, earning a top score on the 2023 The Disability Equality Index® (DEI). The DEI, which is a joint initiative of the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and Disability:IN, is the world’s most comprehensive benchmarking tool for the Fortune 1000 and Am Law 2001 to measure disability workplace inclusion.
Through a multi-year accessibility action plan, Liberty Mutual has evolved policies, benefits, infrastructure, and programing to create a more accessible and inclusive workplace for employees. The plan is supported by four key pillars: improving culture and leadership; providing enterprise-wide access; advancing employment practices and extending supplier diversity. Through a partnership with Liberty Mutual’s employee resource group (ERG), Able@Liberty + Allies, which supports people with disabilities, caregivers and family members, employees with lived experiences have helped shape the goals and direction of the plan.
"Ensuring that Liberty Mutual is diverse, equitable, and inclusive is core to who we are as a company,” said Able@Liberty Executive Co-Sponsor and Liberty Mutual Executive Vice President and Chief Purpose Officer Melanie Foley. “This recognition is a testament to the steps we have taken to remove barriers of access and further build a culture of inclusion and equity for people of all backgrounds. As we continue on this journey, we are committed to finding new ways to further disability inclusion and create a sense of belonging for all."
With more than 7,000 members and five advisory groups, Able@Liberty has been an integral part in meeting the needs of people with disabilities across the company. Over the last year, Able has supported:
- The rollout of the digital accessibility initiative to make Liberty Mutual’s digital assets more accessible to individuals with disabilities.
- The evaluation and updates of Liberty Mutual’s buildings and facilities for greater accessibility.
- The expansion of training programs to increase disability awareness, etiquette, disclosures, and accommodations.
- The engagement of a diverse supplier base, inclusive of businesses owned by people with disabilities.
- Ally awareness wheelchair events, designed to bring greater education and awareness to able-bodied allies by allowing them to experience a moment in the life of those who use wheelchairs.
“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 Disability:IN President and CEO Jill Houghton.
"These top-scoring companies understand deeply that people with disabilities represent a tremendous source of talent and innovation for their workforce and market share for their brands, and they are trailblazers in our journey towards full disability inclusion in business," said AAPD President and CEO Maria Town.
About Liberty Mutual Insurance
At Liberty Mutual, we believe progress happens when people feel secure. By providing protection for the unexpected and delivering it with care, we help people embrace today and confidently pursue tomorrow.
In business since 1912, and headquartered in Boston, today we are the fifth largest global property and casualty insurer based on 2022 gross written premium. We also rank 86 on the Fortune 100 list of largest corporations in the US based on 2022 revenue. As of December 31, 2022, we had $50 billion in annual consolidated revenue.
We employ over 50,000 people in 29 countries and economies around the world. We offer a wide range of insurance products and services, including personal automobile, homeowners, specialty lines, reinsurance, commercial multiple-peril, workers compensation, commercial automobile, general liability, surety, and commercial property.
For more information, visit www.libertymutualinsurance.com.
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 60+ 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 500 corporations 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 Equality Index (DEI); best-in-class conferences and programs; expert counsel and engagement; and public policy leadership. Join us at disabilityin.org/AreYouIN #AreYouIN.