Regions Bank recognized as “Best Place To Work for Disability Inclusion”
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By Jeremy King
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, Aug. 8, 2022 /CSRwire/ — Regions Bank is pleased to announce that it has received the highest possible score of 100 on the 2022 Disability Equality Index® (DEI), the leading nonprofit resource for the inclusion of people with disabilities in companies around the world. Regions was named “Best Workplace for Disability Inclusion” for the second year in a row.
The Disability Equality Index was launched in 2015 by Disability:IN and the American Association of Persons with Disabilities (AAPD) and is recognized today as the most comprehensive disability inclusion assessment tool. strong in business. Participating companies are given a score on a scale of 0-100, those earning 80 and above are recognized as ‘Best Workplace for Disability Inclusion’.
“Disability awareness and accommodation is an important part of the regions culture of inclusion and belonging, and we are proud to receive this honor for the second year,” said Clara Green, Chief Diversity Officer, equity and inclusion for the regions. “At Regions, we know that making the workplace inclusive for everyone is the right thing to do, and we will continue to work to create an inclusive environment where everyone can thrive and thrive.”
Worldwide, people with disabilities represent more than one billion people. Disability is a natural part of the human experience, and it crosses boundaries of age, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, socio- economics and religion.
“Disability inclusion is a growing aspect of corporate culture, and it is gratifying to partner with 415 companies on the 2022 Disability Equality Index,” said Jill Houghton, President and CEO of Disability:IN. “These top-rated companies not only excel in disability inclusion, but many are also embracing emerging trends and pioneering measures that can shift the disability agenda from accommodation to inclusion and , ultimately, to true belonging.”
Regional outreach includes work inside and outside the company:
- In 2021, regions continued to offer associates the ability to self-identify as having a disability.
- Regions have a Disability Services and Outreach Manager who manages external and internal outreach efforts.
- Each year, regions celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month by hosting educational events for associates.
- Regions’ commitment includes raising awareness of autism spectrum disorders and creating an autism-friendly environment at branches, as well as investing in programs that both promote independent living and increase access to job readiness and employment.
- Regions is dedicated to inclusivity and accessibility for its customers, providing accessible products and services, both in person and online.
- In April, Regions partnered with United Ability to host a hands-on financial education tour for students with disabilities in the Birmingham, Alabama area.
- Regions is committed to increasing supply chain opportunities for certified diverse suppliers, including those owned and controlled by minorities, women, veterans, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ people.
About the Regions Financial Corporation
Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF), with $161 billion in assets, is a member of the S&P 500 Index and is one of the nation’s largest full-service providers of retail and commercial banking, wealth management and mortgage products and services. Regions serves customers in the South, Midwest and Texas and, through its subsidiary, Regions Bank, operates approximately 1,300 banking offices and more than 2,000 ATMs. Regions Bank is an Equal Housing Lender and Member of the FDIC. Additional information about Regions and its full line of products and services is available at www.regions.com.
About the Disability Equality Index
The Disability Equality Index (DEI) is a comprehensive benchmarking tool that helps companies establish a roadmap of measurable and tangible actions they can take to achieve inclusion and equality. equality of people with disabilities. Each company is given a score, on a scale of zero (0) to 100, and those that are 80+ are recognized as “Best Workplace for Disability Inclusion”. DEI is a joint initiative of the American Association of Persons with Disabilities (AAPD), the largest national disability rights organization, and Disability:IN, the global enterprise disability inclusion network, to collectively advancing the inclusion of people with disabilities. The organizations are complementary and bring unique strengths that make the project relevant and credible to businesses and the disability community. The tool was developed by the DEI Advisory Board, a diverse group of business leaders, policy experts and disability advocates. For more information: www.DisabilityEqualityIndex.org.
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Bank of Regions
Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF), with $147 billion in assets, is a member of the S&P 500 Index and is one of the nation’s largest full-service providers of retail and commercial banking services, wealth management and mortgage products and services. Regions serves customers in the South, Midwest and Texas and, through its subsidiary, Regions Bank, operates more than 1,300 banking offices and 2,000 ATMs. Regions Bank is an Equal Housing Lender and Member of the FDIC. Additional information about Regions and its full line of products and services is available at www.regions.com.
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