Search filter
Tags
Tags
Back

FCC supports International Day of Disabled Persons: accessibility, inclusion and awareness

04/12/2017

FCC supports International Day of Disabled Persons: accessibility, inclusion and awareness

FCC supports International Day of Disabled Persons: accessibility, inclusion and awareness

Yesterday, 3 December, was International Day of Disabled Persons. This day was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1992 to promote the rights and well-being of the disabled and to increase awareness of their situation in all aspects of political, social, economic and cultural life.

To celebrate this day, FCC remembers that it maintains and strengthens its commitment to this group day by day and progresses in its commitment to be an increasingly diverse and socially responsible company, promoting actions and projects to encourage inclusion and equality through employment. Nearly 900 persons in the company have a recognised disability in a world in which one person in seven has some type of disability (a thousand million in the world, 80% of them in developed countries).

FCC’s commitment to diversity and employment inclusion covers various actions and management strategies such as:

  • Contracting directly and through specialised organisations such as the Fundación Inserta with the employment programme associated with the Fundación Once with which FCC has been working for years.
  • Promoting purchases and the contracting of services with special employment centres, the company being a leader in its own special employment centre (CEE), FCC Equal, under the FCC Medio Ambiente Castile and Leon branch.
  • Supporting educational and entrepreneurial programmes, collaborating with Fundación Prevent in its entrepreneurs classroom and recently participating in the provision of grants to students and entrepreneurs with disabilities, sports persons and prevention of occupational risks researchers.
  • Valuing diversity and giving visibility to talent, as well as campaigns to fight to eliminate prejudices and barriers that limit the development of persons. This year, with the Fundación Adecco, the FCC Group has joined the campaign "The good vibes consultant against prejudices at work,” led by El Langui, Juan Manuel Montilla, the well-known actor and musician, who recognises "having had the luck to demonstrate his talent and live from it," overcoming the barriers of his cerebral injury.

FCC wishes to join the United nation's message “Transformation towards a sustainable and resilient society for all” with the commitment for persons with disabilities to be agents for change that could accelerate progress towards an inclusive and sustainable development, promoting resilient societies for everyone. A clear commitment to diversity, progress and equality.