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Our Valuable 500 Commitment to disability inclusion

We're proud to have signed the Valuable 500 Commitment, a global movement to put disability inclusion on the business leadership agenda and celebrate those who are already committed to inclusion.

Five hundred of the most influential business leaders around the world have come together to ignite systemic change and recognise the business, social and economic value of people living with disabilities.

These 500 leaders will strive to harness the collective power of business to enable everyone to participate in society with ease, ambition and autonomy.

On the 2020 United Nations’ International Day of People with Disabilities, we signed the Valuable 500 Commitment. This means we will continue to:​​​​

1 Ensure that disability inclusion is on our senior leadership agenda

2 Make commitments to improve access and the understanding of disability issues, including providing training about existing policies, having conversations around disability, and making adjustments

3 Share our commitments and progress, ensuring transparency and accountability at every step

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David Dunckley, CEO

“We are committed to creating a culture here of everyday inclusion, where everyone’s feelings and experiences matter; where all our people are treated fairly; and the mental health of our people is prioritised. This commitment has been recognised by the government, which awarded us Disability Confident Level 2, as part of its Disability Confident scheme.

“Yet, we know that enabling sustainable change can’t be achieved in isolation and requires collective action. This is why we are really proud to become part of the Valuable 500. We’ll work together with the other signatories to share experiences, share learning and create environments that are enabling to people of all abilities.”

Find out more about the government's Disability Confident Scheme

We asked some amazing people from across our firm to help us celebrate the International Day of People with Disabilities, by sharing their experiences of working with a disability.