Merck Receives Top Score of 100 on 2020 Disability Equality Index

Jul 15, 2020 2:40 PM ET

For the sixth year in a row, Merck has been recognized as a Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion, receiving a score of 100% on the 2020 Disability Equality Index (DEI). This is the third year that the company has earned a top score in the DEI ratings.  

The DEI, developed by the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and Disability:IN, is a national benchmarking tool that offers businesses an opportunity to self-report their disability inclusion policies and practices.  The 2020 DEI measured a number of areas including:  Culture & Leadership; Enterprise-Wide Access; Employment Practices; Community Engagement; Supplier Diversity; and Non-U.S. Operations.

“At Merck, we are committed to cultivating a disability-confident workplace where everyone is welcome and can fully participate,” said Celeste Warren, vice president, Global Diversity & Inclusion, Merck. "While we are proud of our accomplishments in the area of disability inclusion, we continually challenge ourselves do more.”

“The best way to attract, retain and grow talent with disabilities is to create an accessible, inclusive workplace. This year’s top scoring Disability Equality Index companies are demonstrating their commitment to many of the numerous leading disability inclusion practices featured in the DEI, recognizing that there’s still room for improvement. We are proud to have developed strong partnerships with corporate allies who are committed to advancing disability inclusion and equality across their businesses in the United States and around the world,” said Jill Houghton, President & Chief Executive Officer, Disability:IN

More information on the 2020 Disability Equality Index and the full list of the top companies can be found here:

Learn more about the Merck’s commitment to diversity and inclusion in their Corporate Responsibility Report.