Valuable 500 committed to mandatory workforce reporting

Thu,26 January 2023
News Employment

Caroline Casey, founder of the Valuable 500, spoke on the importance of workforce reporting at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting earlier this month. The valuable 500 have committed to reporting data on disability and have released new research on the topic.

The Valuable 500 is a global collective of 500 CEOs and their companies, who work together to improve disability inclusion in employment. The Valuable 500’s mission is to use the power of business to drive lasting change for the 1.3 billion people around the world, living with a disability.

The collective has released a research report entitled ESG and Disability Data: A call for inclusive reporting, in collaboration with Allianz and the London Stock Exchange Group. Their full research report can be found on their website.

The report outlines:

“There are gaps in the global business community’s knowledge of employees with disabilities, and these gaps have consequences for companies and for workers. The impact of these gaps for workers ranges from minor frustration to serious impediments in performing their roles. In some cases they can be excluded from safety-critical systems and processes such as risk management and emergency response planning.”

Mandatory reporting is a key ask of the Disability Employment Charter and Disability Rights UK called for it in the Government’s workforce reporting consultation last year.