Submitted by: Chevron Corporation
Posted: Jul 22, 2019 – 12:28 PM EST
SAN RAMON, Calif., Jul. 22 /CSRwire/ - Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) today announced it has been named to the 2019 Disability Equality Index® (DEI) “Best Places to Work for People with Disabilities.” In its first year as a participant in the index, the company earned a top score of 100% for its efforts in promoting an inclusive workplace for people with disabilities.
The DEI, a joint initiative between the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and Disability: IN® is the most comprehensive benchmarking tool for disability inclusion. The 2019 DEI measured key performance indicators across organizational culture and leadership, enterprise-wide access, employment practices, community engagement, and supplier diversity.
“We are proud to be among the top-scoring companies in the 2019 Disability Equality Index,” said Pierre Breber, Chevron’s vice president and chief financial officer and executive sponsor of ENABLED, an employee network that provides resources, support, awareness and education for disability related issues. “Employees with disabilities bring incredible value to our workplace. They are skilled at developing creative solutions to problems they face every day. Tapping into this incredible pool of talent helps us foster greater innovation and promote a more inclusive workforce.
“This recognition is a testament to our commitment to cultivating a culture where everyone has an opportunity to fully participate and contribute in creating business success,” said Rhonda Morris, Chevron's vice president and chief Human Resources officer.
Chevron’s commitment to diversity and inclusion includes a set of initiatives to ensure all employees are empowered to realize their full potential. Among its initiatives, Chevron is proud of the broad range of programs that have made a tremendous impact supporting employees with disabilities and those who have family members with disabilities including:
Addition of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) coverage for autism or pervasive developmental disorders (PDD) to the benefit program for U.S.-payroll employees in 2018. This benefit is widely recognized as the most effective behavioral intervention for children with autism.
Partnership with the Best Buddies Jobs program, which provides integrated employment and leadership development for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Services for parents caring for children with developmental disabilities or learning and behavior challenges.
Support for local artists with disabilities from Nurturing Independence Through Artistic Development (NIAD) with more than 40 pieces of artwork by 25 different NIAD artists now part of a permanent collection displayed at Chevron’s San Ramon, California, headquarters.
To learn more about Chevron’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, read the 2018 Corporate Responsibility Report Highlights.
Chevron Corporation is one of the world's leading integrated energy companies. Through its subsidiaries that conduct business worldwide, the company is involved in virtually every facet of the energy industry. Chevron explores for, produces and transports crude oil and natural gas; refines, markets and distributes transportation fuels and lubricants; manufactures and sells petrochemicals and additives; generates power; and develops and deploys technologies that enhance business value in every aspect of the company's operations. Chevron is based in San Ramon, Calif. More information about Chevron is available at www.chevron.com.
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