2022 | Shelter Insurance®

Shelter Insurance® Recognized as a “Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion”

07/20/2022

COLUMBIA, MO –July 20, 2022 – Shelter Insurance® has earned a score of 80 score on the 2022 Disability Equality Index (DEI), the world’s most comprehensive benchmarking tool for the Fortune 1000 and Am Law 200 to measure disability workplace inclusion against competitors. By taking the DEI, companies can demonstrate stakeholder commitment to disability inclusion and equality, as well as broader social issues. The DEI takes about 40 hours to complete each year and is completed online. It is modeled off the Corporate Equality Index that highlights LGBTQ-inclusive workplace policies. It was launched in 2015 by Disability:IN and the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and is acknowledged today as the most robust disability inclusion assessment tool in business.

Top-scoring businesses—soring 80 or higher—are recognized as “Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion” and are and are provided with opportunities to promote their score, including using the DEI logo in their corporate communications, PR and marketing channels.

“The Disability Equality Index shines a spotlight on companies that believe they have a stake in creating a more equitable society for people with disabilities. It is a conduit for our work championing disability rights for the 60 million Americans with disabilities and knocking down barriers to employment, technology and healthcare, and we're thrilled to see the progress being made today.”– Maria Town, President and CEO of AAPD

Randa Rawlins, President & CEO of Shelter Insurance® said, “Supporting those with diverse backgrounds has been an ongoing initiative for Shelter. We know that including those with diverse backgrounds expands our workforce and opens the doors to more ideas than we would have if we were not inclusive.”

[1] America’s top 200 revenue grossing law firms.

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About Shelter Insurance®
Shelter Insurance® is a group of companies with four personal lines property and casualty companies, a reinsurance company, and a life insurance company. Shelter markets through Shelter Insurance®, AmShield Insurance®, Haulers Insurance, Say Insurance® and offers auto, home, life, farm and business insurance services to customers in 21 states.  The firm’s corporate headquarters is in Columbia, Missouri and more information is available at ShelterInsurance.com.

For more information, contact Jay MacLellan, Director of Public Relations at 573-214-4393.

About the Disability Equality Index®
The Disability Equality Index (DEI) is a comprehensive benchmarking tool that helps companies build a roadmap of measurable, tangible actions that they can take to achieve disability inclusion and equality. Each company receives a score, on a scale of zero (0) to 100, with those earning 80 and above recognized as a “Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion.”

The DEI 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. The organizations are complementary and bring unique strengths that make the project relevant and credible to corporations and the disability community. The tool was developed by the DEI Advisory Committee, a diverse group of business leaders, policy experts, and disability advocates. Learn more at: www.DisabilityEqualityIndex.org.

About the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD)
AAPD is a convener, connector, and catalyst for change, increasing the political and economic power for people with disabilities. As a national cross-disability rights organization AAPD advocates for full civil rights for the 60+ million Americans with disabilities. Learn more at: www.aapd.com.

About Disability:IN®
Disability:IN is a global organization driving disability inclusion and equality in business. More than 400 corporations partner with Disability:IN to create long-term business and social impact through the world’s most comprehensive disability inclusion benchmarking and reporting tool, the Disability Equality Index (DEI); best-in-class conferences and programs; expert counsel and engagement; and public policy leadership. Join us at

disabilityin.org/AreYouIN #AreYouIN.

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