ALLENTOWN, Pa., July 18,
2023 /PRNewswire/ -- PPL Corporation is pleased to
announce it has received a top score of 100% on the
2023 Disability Equality Index®
(DEI), earning it the designation as one of the best
places to work for people with disabilities.
The DEI is a joint initiative of Disability:IN and the American
Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD). It is a
comprehensive benchmarking tool that helps companies build a
roadmap of measurable, tangible actions that they can take to
achieve disability inclusion and equality. PPL's commitment to
creating an accommodating and inclusive environment for people with
disabilities — in the workplace, the community and with business
partners and suppliers — is being recognized for the fourth time by
"No barrier — visible or invisible — should get in the way of
individuals realizing their full potential," said PPL President and
Chief Executive Officer Vincent Sorgi. "We're honored to
receive this designation and we will continue to find new ways to
break down barriers and help all our employees, colleagues and
communities grow and thrive."
The DEI measures key performance indicators related to
organizational culture, leadership, accessibility, employment,
community engagement, support services and supplier diversity.
PPL's top score is a result of the tangible policies and practices
it has put in place to promote the success of those with
disabilities. This includes:
- Providing expanded mental health resources, guidance and
counseling through the company's Employee Assistance Plan to
prioritize the well-being of its employees.
- Establishing a partnership with the Coalition for Workforce
Diversity to provide employment opportunities to people with
disabilities. The coalition represents potential workers with a
broad spectrum of physical and mental disabilities, each with
unique skills and personalities that contribute to a truly great
- Hosting an annual supplier diversity conference to further
expand the diversity of the businesses that provide the company
with products and services.
- Supporting employees through an active employee resource group,
REACH, that is focused on identifying the needs of and providing
resources to improve the effectiveness and well-being of
differently-abled employees, their friends, families and the
communities PPL serves.
PPL was recognized alongside 294 businesses representing leaders
across business sectors, including financial services, technology,
insurance and health care.
"Businesses have the power to drive the global advancement of
disability inclusion, and we're thrilled to see more companies than
ever leverage the Disability Equality Index to measure their
progress. We recognize these top-scoring companies, like PPL, for
their passion and efforts to lead the way in creating greater
equity for people with disabilities in the workplace," said
Jill Houghton, president and CEO of
For more about PPL's commitment to diversity, equity and
For more about the DEI visit: disabilityin.org.
PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL), headquartered in Allentown, Pennsylvania, is a leading U.S.
energy company focused on providing electricity and natural gas
safely, reliably and affordably to more than 3.5 million customers
in the U.S. PPL's high-performing, award-winning utilities are
addressing energy challenges head-on by building smarter, more
resilient and more dynamic power grids and advancing sustainable
energy solutions. For more information, visit www.pplweb.com.
About the Disability Equality Index®
The DEI is a joint initiative of the American Association of
People with Disabilities (AAPD), the nation's largest disability
rights organization, and Disability:IN, the global business
disability inclusion network, to collectively advance the inclusion
of people with disabilities. The organizations are complementary
and bring unique strengths that make the project relevant and
credible to corporations and the disability community. The tool was
developed by the DEI Advisory Committee, a diverse group of
business leaders, policy experts and disability advocates. Learn
more at: www.DisabilityEqualityIndex.org.
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