Proactively Measuring Inclusion
In addition to tracking race and gender demographics, we seek to broaden our understanding of the unique diversity of our workforce by implementing broad inclusion plans that measure the number of veterans, members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community, and people with disabilities we employ within the Comcast and NBCUniversal workforce.
Through strong partnerships with our Human Resources, Legal, Workforce and Corporate Diversity & Inclusion teams, we launched a voluntary veteran self-identification survey in 2012, and in 2013, we piloted a voluntary, confidential survey at Comcast to assess the number of employees within our workforce who identify as LGBT. The Comcast survey was met with great success, and in 2014, the LGBT self-identification survey will expand to include NBCUniversal employees.
To effectively recognize, account for, and enhance inclusion for people with disabilities within our workforce, Comcast and NBCUniversal also launched a new voluntary self-disclosure process in 2014 that invites applicants and employees to confidentially disclose their disability status.
And finally, we are proud to serve as a Disability Equality Founder, funding the technology that will power the new Disability Equality Index, a powerful tool under development as part of our partnership with the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and US Business Leadership Network (USBLN). This innovative technology will help develop key metrics for businesses to monitor and measure inclusion of people with disabilities as customers, employees,