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Meijer recognized for disability inclusion

BY DSN STAFF

Meijer has been named a Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion by the 2019 Disability Equality Index, or DEI.

DEI, which is a joint initiative of Disability:IN and the American Association of People with Disabilities, or AAPD, measures performance indicators across the company’s organizational culture, leadership, accessibility, employment, community engagement, support services and supplier diversity.

“We’re incredibly proud of the progress we’ve made over the years to help Meijer team members not only find career opportunities within our company but also help them thrive,” Timothy Williams, the vice president of Diversity & Inclusion at Meijer, said. “We’re leveraging the experiences of our mDAAG team members to have an impact on our business from both a team member and customer perspective.”
The recognition comes on the heels of the work conducted by the Meijer Disability Awareness & Advocacy Group, or mDAAG, which a member resource, the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based company said.

MDAAG’s mission is to advance the company’s commitment to respecting and valuing diversity and inclusion by serving as a resource and liaison for team members on issues of equality.

“The DEI is designed to promote and advance disability inclusion practices and policies within corporate America that lead to better employment outcomes for and inclusion of people with disabilities, as employees, customers and suppliers. When businesses include people with disabilities, everybody wins,” Jill Houghton, the president and CEO of Disability:IN said.

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