Global Taskforce

As increasing numbers of organisations work across international borders, with different legal frameworks and requirements, there is great utility in having a single standardised approach based on best practice and business rewards
Neil Miliken, Head of Accessibility & Digital Inclusion at Atos, and Global Taskforce member

Approximately 15 per cent of the world’s population has a disability, yet very little work has been done at a global level to assess and share good practice, in terms of customer and employee experience.

This is particularly important given that many of our Partners and Members operate in developing countries, where people with disabilities are among some of the most disadvantaged in the world.

The Global Taskforce seeks to improve the life chances of people with disabilities globally by ensuring that a best practice approach to disability inclusion is adopted across their global operations.

The Taskforce is co-chaired by Georgia Silk, Senior Diversity and Inclusion Advisor at Shell and Diane Lightfoot, CEO of Business Disability Forum and includes representatives from our Partner Group including as Atos, Barclays, EY and GSK.

 


The Global Business Disability Framework

The Global Business Disability Framework enables multi-national organisations to assess how they are currently meeting the needs of colleagues and customers at a local level, and to develop and implement strategies to improve workplace accessibility and customer service globally.

The Framework has been developed in collaboration with the members of our Global Taskforce. These organisations have shared their own experiences of developing policies and practice to meet the needs of colleagues and customers with disabilities throughout the world.

 

 

“As increasing numbers of organisations work across international borders, with different legal frameworks and requirements, there is great utility in having a single standardised approach based on best practice and business rewards.” Neil Miliken, Head of Accessibility & Digital Inclusion at Atos, and Global Taskforce member

The Global Business Disability Forum is calling on multinational companies to adopt the Framework and help develop it further. For a copy of the tool, please contact brendanr@businessdisabilityforum.org.uk