100% on Disability Equality Index

Aramark, an SJE Group investment, has been named one of the “Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion,” for the third year in a row, by the 2019 Disability Equality Index (DEI), with a top-score of 100%.

The DEI is a joint initiative of Disability:IN and the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), and is acknowledged as the most comprehensive disability inclusion assessment tool designed and embraced by both business leaders and disability advocates.

The DEI gives businesses the tools needed to analyse their environment, identify opportunities for improvement and utilize their disability inclusion strategy as a competitive advantage. The index scores each company from 1 to 100 based on four inclusion criteria: Culture & Leadership; Enterprise-Wide Access; Employment Practices (Benefits, Recruitment, Employment, Education, Retention & Advancement and Accommodations); Community Engagement; and Supplier Diversity. 

In addition to the DEI, Aramark has been recognised by other notable organisations this year, for its diversity and inclusion efforts, such as the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, Equal Opportunity Magazine, Black Enterprise Magazine, CAREERS & the disABLED Magazine and Women on Boards.

To view the complete 2019 Disability Equality Index results list, visit: DisabilityIN.org/DEIReport2019

The SJE Group congratulates Lynn McKee and the Executive team at Aramark.

Aramark provides food, facilities management, and uniform services to education, healthcare, business and industry, sports, leisure, and corrections clients in North America and internationally. It operates in three segments: Food and Support Services United States, Food and Support Services International, and Uniform and Career Apparel. The company offers managed services, including dining, catering, food service management, and convenience-oriented retail operations; non-clinical support services, such as patient food and nutrition, retail food, and procurement services; and plant operations and maintenance, custodial/housekeeping, energy management, clinical equipment maintenance, grounds keeping, and capital project management services. It also provides on-site restaurants, convenience stores, and executive dining services; beverage and vending services; and facility management services comprising landscaping, transportation, payment, and other facility consulting services relating to building operations. In addition, the company offers concessions, banquet, and catering services; retail services and merchandise sale, recreational, and lodging services; and facility management services at sports, entertainment, and recreational facilities. Additionally, the company offers correctional food, and food and facilities management services for parks; and operates commissaries, laundry facilities, and property rooms. It also provides design, sourcing and manufacturing, delivery, cleaning, maintenance, and marketing services for uniforms and accessories; provides managed restroom services; and rents uniforms, work clothing, outerwear, particulate-free garments, and non-garment items and related services that include mats, shop towels, and first aid supplies. Aramark is based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA and employs over 180,000 people.

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