United Natural Foods, Inc. Recognized as Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion for Second Consecutive Year; Guillaume Bagal Comments
PROVIDENCE, RI - One time is hard work, and two times is dedication. United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI) is claiming the title of Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion for the second year in a row with a top score of 100 in the 2022 Disability Equality Index® (DEI).
“UNFI recognizes and commends all of our associates living with disabilities and those who are caregivers,” said Guillaume Bagal, Vice President of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Wellbeing at UNFI. “We are proud to be recognized as a DEI Top Scorer and Best Place to Work and for the progress we continue to make in this important area. But we are far from finished and are striving to further create space for disability education and awareness, eliminate stigma and misperception, ensure physical and psychological safety, and promote accessibility and advancement opportunities.”
The release noted UNFI is once again the only North American grocery wholesaler to achieve this score and recognition in 2023. In partnership with its associate-led DREAM group (Disability Resources, Equity, Allyship, and Mentoring), UNFI is working to advance inclusion in the workplace by fostering a culture of inclusion and empathy through open dialogue, effective associate training, and by honoring holidays and special events that speak to the identities of the company’s associates.
DEI was launched in 2015 by Disability:IN and The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and is acknowledged today as one of the most robust disability inclusion assessment tools in business. Now in its eighth year, the DEI exists to help businesses make a positive impact on the unemployment and underemployment of people with disabilities.
Learn more about UNFI’s progress here.
Congrats on the win! Here’s to more inclusivity in our workplace and the businesses driving them.