Being a disability confident leader is important to Barclays, because it enables us to broaden our understanding of the needs of all stakeholders – customers, clients and colleagues – and as a result, work to create opportunities and improve life for everybody. As the Executive Sponsor of the disability agenda, I am committed to driving change and levelling the playing field for disabled people and people with mental health conditions.

As an employer, we are committed to working collaboratively to share best practices to remove barriers to employment. Our proactive approach towards disability and mental health has had a positive impact on our organisational culture, opened up a wider talent pool and created opportunities for people of all abilities to join us, grow and fulfil their potential.

As a business, our ambition is to become one of the most accessible and inclusive companies in the world, not only because it makes good commercial sense, but because it’s the right thing to do. This has inspired us to develop better business solutions and outcomes for our clients and customers.

We are committed to sharing insights from our diverse range of programmes initiatives and partnerships published in our report: Becoming Disability and Mental Health Confident report

We recognise there is always more we can do, but are committed to creating ever more diverse opportunities for people of all abilities.

Ashok Vaswani,

Global Head of Consumer Banking and Payments, Barclays

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