ST. LOUIS, July 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Express Scripts (NASDAQ: ESRX) was again recognized with a 100 percent score on the Disability Equality Index® (DEI) for its ongoing commitment to being inclusive and welcoming to people of all abilities. The DEI is a national benchmarking tool and joint initiative of the American Association of People with Disabilities and the US Business Leadership Network®.
"Express Scripts is proud of being a top-ranked company for disability inclusion for the second consecutive year," said Tim Wentworth, CEO and President of Express Scripts. "It's important to have a culture that celebrates and nurtures the abilities of every employee, where they can be their best selves and do their best work. Only then can we collectively address the needs of the 100 million diverse Americans we serve, and truly be champions for better health."
The DEI, which designated Express Scripts among 126 companies as "Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion," measures key performance indicators across organizational culture, leadership, accessibility, employment, community engagement, support services and supplier diversity.
"Bringing together people of all abilities, backgrounds and experiences makes our teams more dynamic, innovative and productive," said Susan Stith, Vice President of Diversity, Inclusion and Corporate Giving. "Our policies help every one of our 27,000 employees create inclusive environments at work, at home and within their communities. That's how we create a culture that values and learns from our differences to benefit everyone."
Express Scripts' perfect score on the DEI recognizes its inclusive recruitment and supplier policies; as well as employee programs including Express PossAbilities, an employee resource group that serves as an advocate and resource for disability awareness, education and community outreach.
The DEI rates corporations' self-reported disability policies and practices on a scale of zero to 100. Companies scoring 80 or above are recognized as a "Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion."
About Express Scripts
Express Scripts is a healthcare opportunity company. Empowered by our legacy as an industry innovator, we dare to imagine – and deliver – a better healthcare system with improved health outcomes and lower costs. From pharmacy and medical benefits management, to specialty pharmacy care and everything in between – we uncover opportunities to make healthcare work better.
Our home base is St. Louis, but our reach extends to millions of Americans across the nation. We stand alongside our clients and partners, collaborating to develop personalized solutions that make a meaningful difference in the lives of those we serve.
We believe healthcare can do more. We are Champions For BetterSM.
For more information, visit Lab.Express-Scripts.com or follow @ExpressScripts on Twitter.
Rachel Thimangu, Express Scripts
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