Cox Scores High on Disability Equality Index

Aug 3, 2020 10:30 AM ET

Cox is a company that strives to be inclusive of all. That’s why we’re exceptionally proud Cox Communications is considered a Best Place to Work for people with disabilities by Disability:IN, the leading nonprofit resource for business disability inclusion worldwide. 

Our high score of 80% on the 2020 Disability Equality Index (DEI) is a testament to our company’s emphasis on championing inclusion. It also serves as key benchmark we can use to gauge our year-over-year improvement. 

Companies can earn a score from 1 to 100 based on the following criteria: culture and leadership, enterprisewide access, employment practices (benefits, recruitment, employment, education, retention and advancement and accommodations), community engagement and supplier diversity.  

The DEI is a joint initiative of Disability:IN and the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and is acknowledged as the most comprehensive disability inclusion assessment tool.  

Dollars and Sense 

There are real financial benefits to including people with disabilities in business, according to a 2018 report by Accenture. It showed that companies that embrace best practices for employing and supporting more persons with disabilities have outperformed peers, earning 28% higher revenue, double the net income and 30% higher profit margins.  

Life at Cox 

At Cox, we celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month in October as part of our ongoing commitment to disability inclusion. We also are a strong supporter of the Bobby Dodd Institute, which connects people with disabilities and disadvantages to jobs.  

Read more about our Inclusion and Diversity initiatives.