Mahindra join hands with The Valuable 500 for disability inclusion

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The Indian multinational automotive manufacturers, Mahindra & Mahindra joined hands with The Valuable 500 for disability inclusion. The global business collective recently achieved its goal of 500 international organizations committing towards putting disability inclusion in their board agenda. The Valuable 500 is now the world’s biggest CEO collective for disability inclusion.

The Valuable 500 was launched at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting and many recognizable businesses from all across the world are a part of the campaign to tackle disability inclusion. Some of the companies that are a part of the campaign include Apple, BBC, Deloitte, EY, The Coca-Cola Company, Twitter, Unilever, Nestle, P&G, Prada, and many more. The organizations that support The Valuable 500 have about twenty million employees across 36 countries and with combined revenue of 8 trillion dollars, which shows the influence and reach of The Valuable.

Some of the sectors that are strongly pushing for disability inclusion are hospitality, finance, food and drinks, and legal industries. According to a new research, The Valuable 500 and Tortoise Media revealed that even though disability inclusion is a part of the business agenda in many companies, there is a long way to go before true inclusion can be achieved. The research also revealed that India plays a crucial role in globally pushing the agenda on disability inclusion.

The Valuable 500 launched its second phase of the campaign on reaching the goal of 500 organizations in May 2021, which ensures that the 500 major organizations work together to achieve disability inclusion in business. The Valuable 500 also received the largest ever investment into disability business inclusion, with The Nippon Foundation investing 5 million dollars to catalyze the new Valuable 500 initiatives.

The founder of The Valuable 500, Caroline Casey commented that The Valuable 500 has helped to put up disability inclusion on the business agenda of many leading companies. She added that “the innovation and collective activation of a community for a systematic change has been a lifetime ambition for me”. The chairman of The Valuable 500 and former CEO of Unilever, Mr. Paul Polman said that he is very much delighted to be a part of The Valuable 500 as it achieved a major goal.

The CEO and managing director of Mahindra Group, Dr. Anish Shah said that a workplace is where the ideas, talents, opinions, and uniqueness of each individual is been celebrated and allows them to grow. He added that Mahindra is very much privileged to be a part of The Valuable 500 and include disability on its boardroom agenda which would help to unlock the hidden potential of the community.

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