We're honored to be recognized by Disability Matters as a 2021 North America Honoree in the disability workforce category. We received multiple nominations for the award this year in recognition of our disability initiatives that touch on all aspects of our workforce practices and policies which includes talent acquisition and management, learning and development, human resources and technology.
Our Disability Confidence Network Employee Resource Group (DCN ERG) was founded by Tracy Lee Mitchelson, our Training, Disability Inclusion Director, 6 years ago with the vision to be a dynamic and trusted business resource helping to shape disability inclusion and drive business performance across GSK globally. Since the launch of the ERG, our partnership with the businesses across GSK has been fully valued and integral in the journey towards being a disability confident employer of choice.
Our DCN ERG has been instrumental in shaping our disability confidence to include amplifying the employee voice and advocating for a culture of inclusivity. The impact has been significant, and some accomplishments include: Centralized accommodations, captioning services and enhanced accessible technology; policy and process changes to support people with disabilities; education and training, mentoring both internally and externally and highlighting available resources for disability and mental health.
The ERG supports GSK in raising awareness of the importance of self ID. DCN has supported our executives and other globally recognized organizations through thought leadership and best practice resources to enhance their disability confidence journeys. Tracy Lee Mitchelson and Andy Garret, the co-leads of the DCN ERG have a seat at the table on our Global Disability Council and provide a voice for the network to inform GSK’s disability inclusion strategy.
At GSK, we’re proud of our disability confidence journey, and the recognition by the Disability Matters organization serves as another example of the progress we have made over the years. Our disability confidence journey continues, and our work is not done until there is equity and access for all, and everyone feels comfortable asking for the accommodations they need.
Learn more about our commitments to creating an inclusive workplace at GSK.