For the sixth year in a row, Royal Caribbean Group has been named as one of the “2022 Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion” by Disability:IN® and the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD). This is the third year the company has scored 100% in the Disability Equality Index® (DEI®) assessment, which is the most trusted annual benchmarking tool for leading American corporations to self-report their policies and practices surrounding disabilities.
This recognition exemplifies Royal Caribbean Group’s commitment to disability inclusion in all aspects of the business, including its people, like Claudia España, a Hispanic woman with a disability who works as a senior analyst for Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance. España has been part of the company since 2015, when she began in a temporary human resources position before joining full time March 2016.
“I take pride in everything we do for our employees with disabilities worldwide, as well as our guests with disabilities,” España said. “It’s extremely important to bring attention to the fact that we need to level the playing field for everybody and treat everyone equally.”
España is also proud chair of the company’s Royal Organization for Abilities Resources (ROAR) Employee Resource Group (ERG) program. ROAR helps enable employees with disabilities to achieve their dreams by attracting, celebrating, rewarding and retaining an engaged and disability-inclusive workforce. ROAR also promotes disability inclusion in the community.
Royal Caribbean Group is among 240 of the 415 companies that took the DEI® and received a score of 100.
Ron Pettit, director of disability inclusion and ADA compliance at Royal Caribbean Group said, “I am so proud of our company’s recognition. It is a testament to our company and our long history of being disability inclusive.”
To access the full list of 2022 Companies, visit: disabilityin.org