JACKSONVILLE, Fla., July 15, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CSX (Nasdaq:CSX) received a company-record score of 90 percent on the 2016 Disability Equality Index® (DEI®), making CSX one of the “2016 DEI® Best Places to Work.” DEI® tracks indicators of corporate disability inclusion, such as access, employment practices, culture and leadership, and community engagement and support services.
The survey gives companies an opportunity to evaluate policies and practices and determine where a company stands in regards to being a best in class organization for disability inclusion practices.
“We’re proud to have achieved this recognition because it reflects the open dialogue with employees,” said Diana Sorfleet, vice president, chief human resources and chief diversity officer. “CSX continues to foster an environment where people from different backgrounds and experiences can contribute a variety of perspectives and solutions.”
Highlights from CSX’s performance include launching an innovative self-identification campaign related to disabilities, prioritizing disability as a part of CSX’s Diversity and Inclusion strategy, and supporting a disability-focused business resource group including executive sponsorship and CEO participation.
The DEI® is a joint initiative between the US Business Leadership Network® (USBLN) and the American Association of People with Disabilities. The 2016 DEI® was completed by 83 companies.
“By receiving a top score on the DEI®, companies demonstrate significant business leadership, going far beyond compliance activities, driving their business success through leading disability inclusion policies and practices,” said Jill Houghton, executive director, USBLN®.
A comprehensive list of DEI top scoring companies can be found at https://www.disabilityequalityindex.org/top_companies.aspx.
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CSX, based in Jacksonville, Florida, is a premier transportation company. It provides rail, intermodal and rail-to-truck transload services and solutions to customers across a broad array of markets, including energy, industrial, construction, agricultural, and consumer products. For more than 190 years, CSX has played a critical role in the nation's economic expansion and industrial development. Its network connects every major metropolitan area in the eastern United States, where nearly two-thirds of the nation's population resides. It also links more than 240 short-line railroads and more than 70 ocean, river and lake ports with major population centers and small farming towns alike. More information about CSX Corporation and its subsidiaries is available at www.csx.com. Like us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/OfficialCSX) and follow us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/CSX).