The foodservice provider earned a score of 100% on the DEI, an assessment tool to help companies create tangible actions to achieve disability inclusion and equality. The tool was developed by nonprofit Disability:IN and the American Association of People with Disabilities.
Additionally, Aramark’s Chief Executive Officer John Zillmer joined a coalition of CEOs in signing Disability:IN’s CEO letter on disability inclusion.
“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 Jill Houghton, president and CEO of Disability:IN. “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."
Aramark said this initiative highlights its commitment to advancing disability equality. The company’s inclusion efforts are guided by its 11 employee resource groups, including Aramark Thrive, a group dedicated to the interests of employees who self-identify as having a disability, as well as caretakers and advocates for those with disabilities.
Aramark said that Thrive’s mission is to further acceptance and provide opportunities to thrive for those with disabilities.
“People are the cornerstone of everything we do,” Zillmer said. “Building an inclusive, accessible, and equitable workplace, where all our employees can thrive and grow their careers, is essential to the success of our company.”