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CSX named best place to work for people with disabilities

CSX gets 90 percent score on Disability Equity Index

File photo of CSX train
File photo of CSX train

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A Jacksonville-based transportation company was named one of the best places to work by the Disability Equity Index.

CSX received a 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,” executive director USBLN Jill Houghton said.

A comprehensive here for a list of DEI top scoring companies.