CSX, an international transportation company offering a variety of logistics services, received a company-record score of 90 percent on the 2016 Disability Equality Index® (DEI®), making it one of the “2016 DEI® Best Places to Work.”
DEI® tracks indicators of corporate disability inclusion, such as access, employment practices, culture and leadership, and community engagement and support services. The survey gives companies an opportunity to evaluate policies and practices and determine where a company stands in regards to being a best in class organization for disability inclusion practices.
Diana Sorfleet, Vice president, Chief Human Resources and Chief Diversity Officer expressed the pride of the company having achieved this feat because it reflects the open dialogue with employees. According to her, “CSX continues to foster an environment where people from different backgrounds and experiences can contribute a variety of perspectives and solutions.”
Highlights from CSX’s performance include launching an innovative self-identification campaign related to disabilities, prioritizing disability as a part of CSX’s Diversity and Inclusion strategy, and supporting a disability-focused business resource group including executive sponsorship and CEO participation.
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