Conagra named one of the “Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion”

Posted: 20 July 2022 | | No comments yet

Conagra Senior Director of Diversity and Inclusion Henry Jones said he was “proud” of what the US manufacturing giant had achieved in creating an inclusive workplace.

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Conagra Brands, one of North America’s leading branded food companies, has been announced as one of the “Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion” by The Disability Equality Index® (DEI).

The Disability Equality Index (DEI) is a benchmarking tool that helps companies build a roadmap of measurable, tangible actions that brands can take to achieve disability inclusion and equality. Each company receives a score, on a scale of zero to 100, with those earning 80 and above recognised as a “Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion.”

“I am proud of what the Conagra team has accomplished and we remain highly motivated to foster an inclusive and equitable workplace,” said Henry Jones, Senior Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Conagra Brands.

“We are focused on driving intentional outcomes that reflect our values and have a tangible impact within our workforce and in our communities.”

The DEI is a joint initiative of the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and Disability:IN, the global business disability inclusion network, to collectively advance the inclusion of people with disabilities.

“Disability inclusion is a rapidly expanding aspect of corporate culture, and it’s gratifying to partner with 415 companies on the 2022 Disability Equality Index,” said Jill Houghton, President and CEO of Disability:IN.

“These top-scoring companies not only excel in disability inclusion, many are also adopting emerging trends and pioneering measures that can move the disability agenda from accommodation to inclusion and ultimately, genuine belonging.”

“There is no single best way to practice disability inclusion, however, the companies taking the DEI share the desire to create a workplace that fosters the concept of bringing your whole self to the office,” said Maria Town, President and CEO of AAPD.

“We look forward to working with all of the participants to help identify meaningful ways to build upon their current practices as we continue on the disability inclusion journey together.”