XPO Employees With Disabilities and Allies
XPO Defines People by Their Skills as Opposed to Their Disability
At XPO we know we have the opportunity to make an impact that can change people’s lives by offering rewarding jobs and providing training to support career advancement. We support the hiring of differently abled people. We believe that working with a richer spectrum of people changes employees’ attitudes and their perceptions of people with disabilities. Our commitment to disability inclusion includes:
- Partnerships and joint-ventures for recruitment
- Inclusive workplace policies
- Mentors and workplace support
- Equal benefits
World Down Syndrome Day is celebrated by XPO Logistics. Read how the teams across our countries participated in the event.
Testimonial from Aaron Walker, Workfit participant
Aaron is in charge of looking after the cardboard boxes and recycling at our Grand Central site in the UK.
What do you enjoy the most?
Everything! But most importantly, I like the managers and buddies. They’re very helpful.
Why do you like working with your colleagues?
They’re all my friends. It’s like a family but in the workplace. We respect each other, and they help me a lot.
How does this job help you in your personal life?
I now get money, which helps my family. And I can also save for my holidays.
XPO received the British Association for Supported Employees (BASE) 'Best Employer Practice' Award in 2019
XPO and Ares, an organization that supports social inclusion in France, established a social joint-venture called Log’ins in 2011 that is a springboard for helping differently-abled individuals achieve a smooth entry to work.
Drawing on XPO’s expertise, the program trains participants in logistics jobs, such as forklift operation and order preparation, as well as in skills that help them succeed in a traditional workplace environment.
Through Ares, participants receive individualized social support to help them find housing and financial assistance.
Over the last eight years, 77% of differently-abled Log'ins participants have found employment or received additional training toward their goals.
Workfit connects employers with individuals with Down’s syndrome. As a part of its outreach, Workfit provides training for employers to help support the program’s participants in the workplace.
Logistics is a sector where we can offer tailored employment solutions that can help empower individuals with Down’s syndrome. Through Workfit, six young adults with Down’s syndrome began employment at an XPO site in 2018. Each colleague has at least two “buddies” within the team and a designated trainer assigned to them. The trainer will stay with them as long as is needed and works as part of the buddy team.
The program benefits everyone involved and is a way for us to contribute in a meaningful way to creating a strong community.
Let’s Move the World Forward.
We’re proud to be the fastest-growing company in our industry, providing cutting-edge supply chain solutions to successful businesses around the globe and creating meaningful career opportunities. We do work that is challenging and rewarding.
At XPO, we have a diverse and inclusive work environment where you can grow and bring your authentic self to work every day. We want you to join us. We know that once you learn about XPO, you’ll be as excited about the career opportunities we offer as we are.
Maneet Singh, Senior Vice President, IT Shared Services
For past several years, I have had opportunity to work with organizations that help adults and children with special needs. The passion to make a difference in their lives has been driving me to look at such opportunities in my professional life as well. As an executive sponsor of the Employees with Disabilities and Allies ERG, I am very excited to get the opportunity to work with our fellow XPO employees and do our bit in making a real impact on their lives.