FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida – (BUSINESS WIRE) – Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTXS) announced today that it has been re-listed in the Disability Equality Index® (DEI) Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion. As a joint initiative of Disability: IN and the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), the DEI is the world’s most comprehensive assessment and benchmarking tool for the integration of disabilities in companies and is intended to help companies make a positive impact on unemployment / underemployment To take people with disabilities. Citrix was included in the DEI for the first time in 2019.
“The Disability Equality Index puts the spotlight on companies who believe they have an interest in creating a more equitable society for people with disabilities,” said Maria Town, President and CEO of AAPD. “It is a conduit for our work advancing the rights of people with disabilities for the 60 million Americans with disabilities and breaking down barriers to employment, technology and health care, and we are excited about the progress that is being made today. ”
Over 300 companies used the DEI to assess their disability integration efforts in 2021 against the following criteria:
Culture and leadership
Employment practices (benefits, recruitment, employment, training, retention and promotion, housing)
Commitment to the community
Use of innovative technologies to promote digital and remote accessibility
Mental wellness benefits
Flexible work opportunities
Diversity of suppliers
Companies with a score of 80 or higher are recognized as “Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion”. Citrix received a score of 100.
“Part of corporate engagement for disability inclusion is recognizing your attitudes and using them as an aha moment to drive the business investments needed to scale change. Inclusion and accessibility cut across the enterprise, from cultural representation in the workforce to accelerating technology to embracing diversity in the supply chain, “said Jill Houghton, President and Chief Executive Officer, Disability: IN” These are tangible opportunities to that leading companies can use to create lasting effects for their business and brand. ”
And Citrix takes full advantage of them.
“At Citrix, we know the importance of creating a positive, inclusive environment in which people can be themselves and work authentically, because when you build an ecosystem where employees have the same opportunities to make meaningful contributions, inspire creativity and innovation that ultimately leads to better solutions and services and happier customers, ”said Scott Ballina, Senior Director, Diversity and Inclusion, Citrix. “We are working hard to create a better way to work through the power of human difference, supported by authentic connections and enabled by human-centered technology, and we are excited to be recognized by the DEI for our efforts.”
To learn more about Citrix and its commitment to diversity and inclusion, and to create a great environment for its employees, visit: https://www.citrix.com/about/diversity-inclusion/
About the Disability Equality Index®
The Disability Equality Index (DEI) is a comprehensive benchmarking tool that helps companies create a roadmap of measurable, concrete actions they can take to achieve disability inclusion and equality. Each company receives a score on a scale from zero (0) to 100, with those who earn 80 or more being recognized as “Best Employers for the Inclusion of People with Disabilities”.
The DEI is a joint initiative of the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), the largest disability rights organization in the country, and Disability: IN, the global network for the inclusion of people with disabilities, to jointly promote the inclusion of people with disabilities. The organizations complement each other and bring unique strengths that make the project relevant and credible for companies and the disabled community. The tool was developed by the DEI Advisory Committee, a diverse group of business leaders, policy experts and disability representatives. Learn more at: www.DisabilityEqualityIndex.org.
Citrix (NASDAQ: CTXS) develops the secure, unified digital workspace technology that helps companies unlock human potential and deliver a consistent workspace experience wherever their work needs to be done. With Citrix, users get a seamless work experience and IT has a unified platform for securing, managing and monitoring different technologies in complex cloud environments.
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