United Airlines has achieved a top score on the 2016 Disability Equality Index (DEI), a prominent benchmarking metric that rates US companies on their disability inclusion policies and practices, the company said.
The company said this designation has earned United a place on DEI´s 2016 “Best Places to Work” list.
The DEI, a joint initiative by the American Association of People with Disabilities and the US Business Leadership Network, evaluates companies based on four categories: culture and leadership, enterprise-wide access, employment practices and community engagement and support services.
United Airlines and United Express operate an average of 5,000 flights a day to 336 airports across six continents. In 2015, United and United Express operated more than 1.5 million flights carrying more than 140 million customers.