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Johnson & Johnson Named to the 2018 List of Best Places to Work for People With Disabilities

The company ranked in the top 10% for its work to create an inclusive environment for those with disabilities, including employees affected by mental illness.
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The results are in: Johnson & Johnson has been named one of the 2018 Best Places to Work for People with Disabilities by the US Business Leadership Network (USBLN) and the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD).

Johnson & Johnson received the recognition based on a score of 90% on the Disability Equality Index® (DEI), which rates companies based on their commitment to creating and implementing inclusive policies.

Now in its fourth year, the DEI ranks companies across the U.S. based on six categories: culture and leadership, enterprise-wide access, employment practices, community engagement, supplier diversity and non-U.S. operations.

“What we do goes far beyond inclusive policies,” says Wanda Bryant Hope, Circular image Wanda Bryant Hope, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Johnson & Johnson Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Johnson & Johnson. “We are committed to ensuring that all of our people feel like they belong and can perform at their best—from our efforts to adjust company spaces to fit the needs of employees with disabilities to our Mental Health Diplomats program, which helps make sure people with 'hidden' disabilities, such as depression, get the support they need at work.”

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Another way Johnson & Johnson is driving progress is through the company’s Alliance for Diverse Abilities, an employee resource group that strives to create an enabling culture for people with diverse abilities, as well as their caregivers and advocates, through education and awareness efforts.

One unique Alliance for Diverse Abilities initiative helped train 150 Johnson & Johnson employees in mental health first aid, so they could assist people struggling with mental health issues or a crisis.

"As a company, we are learning new ways to help people with unique needs every day," says Len DeCandia, Circular image Len DeCandia, Chief Procurement Officer, Johnson & Johnson Johnson & Johnson’s Chief Procurement Officer and chair of the Alliance for Diverse Abilities. "When the people at Johnson & Johnson decide to do something, it's incredible.”

Company employees explain how workplace diversity and inclusion policies enrich their lives—and why they #BelongAtJNJ.

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