CHICAGO, IL. July 30, 2019 – BMO Harris Bank received a score of 100 on the Disability Equality Index (DEI)and was named among the Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion. This is the fourth consecutive year that the bank has been named one of the Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion.
“At BMO, we are committed to having zero barriers and fostering a culture of inclusion for all, where everyone feels like they belong, and where we can Boldly Grow the Good in Business and Life,” said Tracie Morris, U.S. Chief Human Resources Officer, BMO Financial Group. "Diversity and Inclusion are core values at BMO, and we are excited to have been recognized on the Disability Equality Index."
The 2019 DEI measured inclusion criteria that included: Culture & Leadership; Enterprise-Wide Access; Employment Practices (Benefits, Recruitment, Employment, Education, Retention & Advancement, Accommodations); Community Engagement & Support Services; and Supplier Diversity.
For more information on the DEI report, or to download a free copy of the report, please visit https://disabilityin.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2019-DEI-Report_508.pdf.
About BMO Harris Bank
BMO Harris Bank provides a broad range of personal banking products and solutions through nearly 600 branches and fee-free access to over 40,000 ATMs across the United States. BMO Harris Bank's commercial banking team provides a combination of sector expertise, local knowledge and mid-market focus throughout the United States. For more information about BMO Harris Bank, visit the company fact sheet. Accounts are subject to approval. BMO Harris Bank N.A. Member FDIC. BMO Harris Bank is part of BMO Financial Group, a highly diversified financial services provider with total assets of CDN$830 billion (as of April 30, 2019), and more than 45,000 employees.
About the Disability Equality Index (DEI)
The Disability Equality Index (DEI) is a joint initiative of the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and Disability:IN. Developed by the DEI Advisory Committee, a diverse group of business leaders, policy experts, and disability advocates, the DEI is a national, transparent, annual benchmarking tool that offers businesses an opportunity to receive an objective score, on a scale of zero (0) to 100, on their disability inclusion policies and practices.
The DEI is an aspirational, educational, recognition tool that is intended to help companies identify opportunities for continued improvement and help build a company’s reputation as an employer of choice. The Disability Equality Index (DEI) brings together AAPD, the nation’s largest disability rights organization, and Disability:IN, the leading national business-to-business network, to collectively advance the inclusion of people with disabilities. The organizations are complimentary and bring unique strengths that make the project relevant and credible to corporate America and the disability community.