Through this research, we aimed to understand the reasons global organisations gather employee disability data, the common challenges associated with its collection and also to highlight the things that have been helpful to any progress organisations have been able to make.
This research has been undertaken in partnership with Business Disability Forum’s Global Disability Data Working Group (Working Group), a dedicated subgroup of our Global Taskforce, whose purpose is to uncover key challenges and promote best practices associated with the collection of employee disability data worldwide.
For this research, we drew on the experiences and opinions of Global Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Leads, in a number of formats. These included Working Group discussions, depth interviews with Working Group members and an online survey, which was promoted to the BDF Global Taskforce, all BDF members and made publicly available, so that it was open to anyone who held Global D&I responsibilities to respond.
Contributions and support for this research
Many organisations gave Business Disability Forum their time and support in putting this report together, via participation in the Global Disability Data Working Group – a subgroup of Business Disability Forum’s Global Taskforce – and in-depth interviews:
- Alexander Mann Solutions
- Anglo American
- Baker and McKenzie
We would like to thank them, along with the anonymous participants of the online survey, for all their time and support.
We particularly thank our Partner HSBC for sponsoring this research and report and for Co-Chairing Business Disability Forum’s Global Disability Data Working Group.
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Collecting Global Employee Disability Data
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