Cummins Receives Honor for Disability Inclusion

Cummins Receives Honor for Disability Inclusion

a large model motor on a stand in a cement walkway under glass and beam roof at Cumming headquarters
The entrance to Cummins’ corporate headquarters in Columbus, Indiana.

The entrance to Cummins’ corporate headquarters in Columbus, Indiana.

Thursday, August 4, 2022 - 9:10am

CONTENT: Article

Global power technology leader Cummins Inc. has been named a Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion in 2022.

Cummins received this distinction by achieving a top score of 100 on the Disability Equality Index, a comprehensive benchmarking tool that helps companies build a roadmap of measurable, tangible actions they can take to achieve disability inclusion and equality.

“We use this opportunity to help inform our disability inclusion strategy, to measure our progress against a globally recognized standard and to more effectively attract and retain valuable talent from a historically underutilized workforce," said Dennis Heathfield, Executive Director, Inclusion, People with Disabilities and Veterans. He also serves as Disability Inclusion Initiative Leader at Cummins.

“Through education, strategic partnerships, and financial investment toward improving the accessibility of our technology and facilities, Cummins strives to become an employer of choice for people with disabilities and to work in our communities to reduce barriers to employment for people with disabilities,” Heathfield added.

Cummins has a deep history of commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. The company’s Global Disability Inclusion Initiative aims to create accessible, inclusive workplaces where people with disabilities are enabled to fulfill their potential.

The company was ranked No. 4 on Forbes’ 2022 Best Companies for Diversity list based on workforce and board diversity and a survey of employees with workforces of at least 1,000 employees. Cummins was also rated a 2022 Best Place to work for LGBTQ+ Equality by the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index. The company has received a perfect score on every index since 2005.

The Disability Equality Index 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. Cummins also received the designation in 2021.

Globally, there are more than 1 billion people with disabilities. Cummins believes disability is a natural part of the human experience, crossing the lines of age, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status and religion.

Cummins leaders and employees enable positive change by breaking down barriers, responding with empathy, and creating equity of opportunity for all. Cummins’ desire is to see a more prosperous world where all people are embraced for who they are and what they aspire to achieve.