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BBC joins The Valuable 500 in focusing on disability inclusion

Category: Disability Confident, disability, Hidden Disabilities, Invisible Disability, Disibility Support, Disability Awareness, Disability Inclusion, Disability Inclusive


The BBC has joined leading companies from around the world in committing to action on disability inclusion.  We have joined The Valuable 500 – a global initiative striving to place disability inclusion on the business agenda. 


The Valuable 500 launched at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Summit in Davos earlier this year, and is aiming to get 500 global business leaders to place disability on their board agendas – ensuring it is discussed at leadership level and action is taken.


The campaign now counts over 100 leading companies and brands as members - touching well over 3 million employees globally.  


The BBC is joined by fellow broadcasters Channel 4 and Buzzfeed, and a range of global companies from different industries, like O2, the Bank of England, the big four accountancy firms (PWC UK, Deloitte UK, KPMG UK and EY), Land Rover, Aston Martin and many others.


Tony Hall, Director General said:

“I am delighted that the BBC is part of the Valuable 500 - making the BBC a great place to work for all our staff and working with the best talent is key to our success. 


"It is vital that we keep improving our offer to all of our disabled staff and support them in their careers with us and across the media industry.”


Clare Sumner, Director, Policy and Executive Sponsor of Culture and Career Progression for disabled colleagues said:


“Being part of the Valuable 500 is another important sign of our commitment to continue developing our approach to culture and career progression for disabled colleagues.  


"We are joined by major companies from across the globe – and will continue to focus on creating a more inclusive and diverse workforce.”


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