business disability international (bdi) was established by three forward-thinking global organisations, Barclays, GSK and Infosys, who understood the immense potential for global business to contribute to societal and economic transformation whilst accelerating the performance of their own organisations.
These organisations worked with bdi to co-create the bdi Charter, a road map of ten ‘Fundamentals of disability confidence’, informed directly by disabled people and grounded in the reality of business. It serves as a starting point and guide for any organisation seeking to improve its performance on disability.
Our official launch at the House of Lords in June 2015 provided a platform to both publicise the bdi Charter and celebrate the steps that Barclays, GSK and Infosys have taken, and continue to take, on their own journey towards ‘disability confidence.’
Since then bdi has continued to evolve, acting as a thought-leader around the world, providing expert advice to global businesses, governments and varied stakeholders, whilst continuing to build our own expert resources to deliver meaningful change.
business disability international is a not-for-profit social enterprise, registered as a company limited by guarantee.