Covestro LLC improves Disability Equality Index® score from 80 to 90 on community engagement, employment practices and supplier diversity
Submitted by Covestro LLC
PITTSBURGH, July 20, 2022 /CSRwire/ - Covestro LLC, a leading producer of high-performance polymers in North America, announced its designation as a top-scorer in the 2022 Disability Equality Index® (DEI), a joint initiative of the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and Disability:IN. The company’s score increased from 80 in 2021 to 90 in 2022 (out of a possible 100), lead by improved activities across several inclusion criteria, including community engagement, employment practices and supplier diversity. This score earned Covestro LLC a designation as a “Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion.”
Find out more about Covestro LLC’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts.
“At Covestro, we believe all our employees should be able to come to work as their full, authentic selves,” said Adrienne Woodard, head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Covestro LLC. “We realize that some of our employees have unique needs, and we strive to not only accommodate, but provide opportunities for growth.”
Through its CARE employee resource group, which is focused on advocating for employees with disabilities, Covestro is raising awareness for both visible and non-visible disabilities. In addition to a range of ongoing activities focused on visible disabilities, new activities include increased programming and events designed to educate and advocate for topics including neurodiversity, mental health and anxiety, as well as adapting internal policy to be more supportive and promote increased inclusion and allyship.
Through its participation in the Disability Equality Index for a second year, Covestro was able to identify areas of strengths in its disability inclusion efforts, but more importantly, identify improvement opportunities. Information regarding these efforts and more will be published this fall in a new publication - IMPACT: Covestro’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Update.
About Covestro LLC:
Covestro LLC is part of the global Covestro business, which is among the world’s leading manufacturers of high-quality polymer materials and their components. With its innovative products, processes and methods, the company helps enhance sustainability and the quality of life in many areas. Covestro supplies customers around the world in key industries such as mobility, building and living, as well as the electrical and electronics sector. In addition, polymers from Covestro are also used in sectors such as sports and leisure, cosmetics and health, as well as in the chemical industry itself.
The company is committed to becoming fully circular and aims to become climate neutral by 2035 (scope 1 and 2). Covestro generated sales of around EUR 15.9 billion in fiscal 2021. At the end of 2021, the company had 50 production sites worldwide and employed approximately 17,900 people (calculated as full-time equivalents).
Find more information at www.covestro.us
About the Disability Equality Index®:
The Disability Equality Index (DEI) is a comprehensive benchmarking tool that helps companies build a roadmap of measurable, tangible actions that they can take to achieve disability inclusion and equality. Each company receives a score, on a scale of zero (0) to 100, with those earning 80 and above recognized as a “Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion.” The DEI is a joint initiative of the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), the nation’s largest disability rights organization, and Disability:IN, the global business disability inclusion network, to collectively advance the inclusion of people with disabilities. The organizations are complementary and bring unique strengths that make the project relevant and credible to corporations and the disability community. The tool was developed by the DEI Advisory Committee, a diverse group of business leaders, policy experts, and disability advocates. Learn more at: www.DisabilityEqualityIndex.org.
Disability:IN is a global organization driving disability inclusion and equality in business. More than 400 corporations partner with Disability:IN to create long-term business and social impact through the world’s most comprehensive disability inclusion benchmarking and reporting tool, the Disability Equality Index (DEI); best-in-class conferences and programs; expert counsel and engagement; and public policy leadership. Join us at disabilityin.org/AreYouIN #AreYouIN.
This news release may contain forward-looking statements based on current assumptions and forecasts made by Covestro AG. Various known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors could lead to material differences between the actual future results, financial situation, development or performance of the company and the estimates given here. These factors include those discussed in Covestro’s public reports which are available at www.covestro.com. The company assumes no liability whatsoever to update these forward-looking statements or to conform them to future events or developments.
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Covestro LLC is one of the leading producers of high-performance polymers in North America and is part of the global Covestro business. Covestro manufactures high-tech polymer materials and develops innovative solutions for products used in many areas of daily life. The main segments served are the automotive, electrical and electronics, construction, medical and sports and leisure industries. i3 (ignite, imagine, innovate) is Covestro LLC’s companywide corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative that aims to spark curiosity, to envision what could be and to help create it. Built on the three pillars of philanthropy (i3 Give), employee volunteerism (i3 Engage) and STEM education (i3 STEM), i3 seeks to create sustainable and lasting impacts.
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