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Cementos Portland Valderrivas and Fundación Adecco sign an agreement for labour market integration of people with disabilities


Cementos Portland Valderrivas and Fundación Adecco sign an agreement for labour market integration of people with disabilities

Cementos Portland Valderrivas has signed a cooperation agreement with Fundación Adecco to implement social and employment integration programmes for people with disabilities. The initial deal is for one year and may be extended by another three.

It was signed today by the CEO of Cementos Portland Valderrivas, Dieter Kiefer, and the Chairman of Fundación Adecco, Emilio Zurutuza Reigosa.

The main goal of the agreement is to enable Cementos Portland Valderrivas to hire people with disabilities, through Fundación Adecco. The foundation will provide training to the future employees to prepare them for the job, and will monitor their progress in the early months to ensure that they integrate smoothly.

As a fundamental component of Cementos Portland Valderrivas's social responsibility policy, it will implement the Familia plan for disabled members of employees' families. The Familia plan seeks to provide beneficiaries with sufficient personal autonomy and the necessary resources to actively seek employment, and provides training to favour their labour market incorporation as well as leisure and sport activities to foster their social integration.

Cementos Portland Valderrivas

Cementos Portland Valderrivas is the largest cement producer in Spain. Revenue in 2007 amounted to 1,888.7 million euro.

The company operates in Spain, the US, the UK, Argentina, Uruguay and Tunisia.

It has direct and indirect stakes in production plants strategically located in Cantabria, the Basque Country, Navarra, La Rioja, Castilla y León, Castilla La Mancha, Madrid, Aragón, Extremadura, Andalusia, Catalonia and the Balearic Islands.

The group has 15 cement factories, 157 concrete plants, 61 gravel quarries, 19 dry mortar plants, 13 port terminals and 9 land terminals.

The company applies the most advanced technologies in all production processes with a view to optimising finances, safeguarding the environment and improving work conditions. Its annual production capacity is: 

  •  18.8 million tonnes of cement.
  •  16.5 million tonnes of aggregate.
  •  8.6 million cubic metres of concrete.
  •  3 million tonnes of mortar.

Fundación Adecco

Founded in July 1999, Fundación Adecco arose out of the social responsibility undertaking of Adecco, a world leader in human resources management. Its main goal is the incorporation into the workforce of those people who have more difficulties finding a job due to certain characteristics.

Fundación Adecco implements work integration programmes for:

  •  Men and women over 45 years of age.
  •  People with disabilities.
  •  Single mothers and/or victims of domestic violence.
  •  Elite athletes and former athletes.