Linklaters named on global Valuable 500 list of top employers putting disability on the 2020 boardroom agenda

  • Linklaters has been named as one of The Valuable 500’s top companies who have committed to putting disability inclusion on their board agendas
  • The initiative aims to signal a huge step forward in achieving better inclusion for the 1.3 billion disabled people worldwide as employees, customers, suppliers and members of the community

Today, on International Day of Disabled Persons, Linklaters has been announced as one of the top 200 global companies that are committing to lead on the inclusion of people with disabilities by addressing this at Board level.

Kate Richardson-Moore, Global head of Talent and Engagement at Linklaters commented:

“Diversity and Inclusion is an integral part of our firm’s vision and strategy. We are proud to have the opportunity to support The Valuable 500 and discuss at Board level how we as a firm can look for new ways to create opportunities for those with a disability. We hope the action that we are taking sets an example for what other firms in the City can do to encourage more people with a disability to pursue opportunities in the legal industry.”

Linklaters currently runs a dedicated ‘VisAbility’ network to offer support to our people who live with or care for somebody who has a disability or mental health condition, as well as to educate the firm about both visible and hidden disabilities. The firm works with specialist disability advisory, My Plus Consulting, to ensure its early careers attraction and talent strategies and systems are inclusive with respect to talent with disability and long-term health condition. It has also partnered with Auticon which is a pioneering organisation working to champion inclusion for those with autism.

Caroline Casey, Founder of The Valuable 500, said: “Today’s announcement on the International Day of Disabled Persons shows huge momentum and we are delighted to welcome such a variety of companies to our campaign. We commend the 200 CEOs and brands who are leading the way in creating an inclusive workplace by signing up to The Valuable 500. They are an example to other businesses within their sectors, and I hope they help to encourage their peers to follow suit.”

Launched at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Summit in January, The Valuable 500 calls on 500 global businesses to commit to placing disability inclusion on their board agendas, making a firm commitment to eradicating the exclusion of disabled people in business.

Other companies committing to the pledge alongside the firm are the likes of Adecco, Anglo American, ARUP, Autotrader, Aviva, Bradesco, Beeline, BT, Carnival, CIBC, DNP Indonesia, GHD, Greggs, IFF, ITV, McLaren Racing, Salesforce, Sberbank, Syngenta, Telefonica, Tesco, The European Space Agency and TSB.

To find out more please visit www.thevaluable500.com