American Water recognized as a 2022 Leading Disability Employer by the National Organization on Disability
CAMDEN, NJ, October 03, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–American water (NYSE: AWK), the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company, today announced that it has been recognized as one of the 2022 Top Employers with Disabilities by the National Organization on Disability (NOD).
“American Water is honored to be recognized as a 2022 Top Employers with Disabilities by NOD,” said Susan Hardwick, President and CEO of American Water. “American Water values and promotes inclusion, diversity and equity within our workforce and aims to reflect the local communities we serve through the people we employ. We are proud to be an ally to those who have different abilities.
The NOD Leading Disability Employer Seal rewards companies that measure and achieve strong talent outcomes for people with disabilities. With this recognition, NOD highlights employers who are committed to building an inclusive and diverse workforce by adopting exemplary employment practices for people with disabilities.
“For the past forty years, the National Organization on Disability has envisioned a world where all people with disabilities enjoy every opportunity for employment, business and income and where employers know how to make the most of their talents. “said NOD President Carol Glazer. “I congratulate all of this year’s winners for their leadership and commitment to hiring and retaining people with disabilities. Together, we can reinvent the future by harnessing the power, creativity and innovation of inclusive diversity in the workplace. of work, the marketplace and communities across America.”
American Water was one of fifty-two organizations recognized at NOD’s annual Forum Sept. 30 in Washington, DC, before an audience of more than 300 corporate partners, disability rights advocates and civic leaders in the nation’s capital.
Additionally, American Water was also recognized earlier this year as a top company, for the fourth consecutive year, on the Disability Equality Index (DEI)®, the tool for assessing comprehensive disability inclusion program designed and embraced by business leaders and disability advocates. .
Learn more about American Water’s Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Strategy here.
About US Water
With a history dating back to 1886, American Water (NYSE: AWK) is America’s largest and most geographically diverse water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 6,400 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and similar drinking water and sanitation services to more than 14 million people in 24 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to help them get on with their lives. For more information, visit amwater.com and diversityataw.com. Follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
About the NOD Leading Disability Employer Seal + Employment Tracker
The NOD Leading Disability Employer Seal is a selective award given to companies that demonstrate positive results in recruiting, hiring, retaining and advancing people with disabilities in their workforce. To view current and past winners of the NOD Leading Disability Employer Seal, visit www.NOD.org/seal.
The winners are determined based on the data provided by the companies on the NOD Job Tracker™the only assessment tool available that focuses on the workforce, to help companies assess their disability inclusion policies and practices. Organizations wishing to compete for the NOD Leading Disability Employer Seal voluntarily choose to be considered. The responses of these companies are scored taking into account both the employment practices of people with disabilities and their performance. Scoring prioritizes practices associated with increased employment outcomes for people with disabilities over time, and companies receive additional points based on the percentage of people with disabilities in their workforce. At the annual NOD Forum, the cohort of winners is revealed by name; no specific rating or ranking is disclosed.
To be considered for the NOD Leading Disability Employer Seal 2023, companies must complete the annual form Job tracking investigation during the qualification window. Sign up to be notified when Job Tracking 2023 opens in November.
About the National Organization on Disability (NOD)
The National Organization on Disability (NOD) is a private, nonprofit organization that seeks to increase employment opportunities for the 60% of working-age Americans with disabilities who are not employed. To achieve this goal, NOD offers a suite of employment solutions, designed to anticipate and meet the workforce needs of large companies. NOD has helped some of the world’s most recognized brands to be more competitive in today’s global economy by creating or expanding their disability inclusion programs. For more information about NOD and how its portfolio of professional services, Leadership Council and Employment Tracker™ can help your business, visit www.NOD.org.
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