BOSTON (July 21, 2022) – Liberty Mutual Insurance has been named a Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion based on the 2022 Disability Equality Index (DEI). The DEI is the world’s most comprehensive benchmarking tool for Fortune 1000 companies to measure disability workplace inclusion.
In 2021, Liberty Mutual launched a multi-year accessibility action plan to create a more equitable and inclusive organization for people with disabilities. The plan is supported by four key pillars: improving culture and leadership; providing enterprise-wide access; advancing employment practices and extending supplier diversity. Employees with lived experiences have helped shape the direction and goals of the plan to remove barriers of access and further build a culture of inclusion at the company.
Liberty Mutual was recognized for the significant steps taken to create a more accessible and inclusive workplace for people with disabilities:
- Launched a seventh employee resource group (ERG), Able@Liberty + Allies, dedicated to fostering awareness, understanding and support for people with disabilities, caregivers and family members. With over 5,000 members, Able@Liberty has been an integral part of the company’s efforts to meet the needs of people with disabilities.
- The ERG has five advisory groups, including non-apparent illness, mental health, physical disabilities, neurodiversity and caregivers.
- Launched an accessibility council, made up of leaders across critical functions of the company.
- Established the digital accessibility initiative to make Liberty Mutual’s digital assets more accessible to individuals with disabilities.
- Committed to the evaluation of Liberty Mutual’s buildings and facilities for greater accessibility.
- Launched a campaign in the U.S. enabling employees to self-identify across all facets of diversity -- such as veterans, LGBTQ+ and those with disabilities.
- Created an interactive training course for managers to understand disability awareness, disclosures and accommodations.
“As the co-executive sponsor of the Able@Liberty ERG, it is an incredible honor to be recognized as a Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion,” said Liberty Mutual Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer Melanie Foley. “Ensuring an equitable and inclusive workplace for employees with disabilities is a key priority and we are committed to building upon this work to provide a greater sense of support and belonging for all employees.”
“Disability inclusion is a rapidly expanding aspect of corporate culture, and it’s gratifying to partner with 415 companies on the 2022 Disability Equality Index,” said Disability:IN President and CEO Jill Houghton. “These top-scoring companies not only excel in disability inclusion, many are also adopting emerging trends and pioneering measures that can move the disability agenda from accommodation to inclusion and ultimately, genuine belonging."
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 sixth largest global property and casualty insurer based on 2021 gross written premium. We also rank 78th on the Fortune 100 list of largest corporations in the U.S. based on 2021 revenue. As of December 31, 2021, we had $48.2 billion in annual consolidated revenue.
We employ over 45,000 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: http://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 DEI Advisory Committee, a diverse group of business leaders, policy experts, and disability advocates, developed the Disability Equality Index. Learn more at: www.DisabilityEqualityIndex.org.