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FCC organises its first Week for People with Disabilities and Labour Market Integration, together with Adecco and the ONCE Foundation

23/04/2013

FCC organises its first Week for People with Disabilities and Labour Market Integration, together with Adecco and the ONCE Foundation

FCC organised its first Week for People with Disabilities and Labour Market Integration, in cooperation with Adecco and the ONCE Foundation. During the week, FCC, the Citizen Services Group, held a series of events involving its employees.

The goal is to promote, among FCC stakeholders, an enriching and inclusive vision of people with disabilities and to actively encourage their integration into society, especially in terms of professional development, as well as improving their participation in daily life and their family situations.

Activities included a photography exhibition at the new corporate headquarters in Las Tablas and in the Federico Salmón offices, both in Madrid, as well as a discussion about difficulties in integrating people with disabilities and potential solutions, which included participation by representatives from the ONCE Foundation and FCC's Human Resources and Corporate Responsibility areas.

The week culminated with a screening of the short film, "The Butterfly Circus", a realistic human story of optimism that is about overcoming obstacles. Directed by Joshua Weigel, the film was the Grand Prize winner of The Doorpost Film Project in 2009, which promotes projects that raise awareness about human values.

A book presentation was held at the Nuestra Casa Retirement Home, which is funded by the Esther Koplowitz Foundation. "Hasta el cielo, ida y vuelta" (To heaven and back) tells its story through letters between a girl and her grandmother, addressing topics such as Alzheimer's disease, love, and life. On Friday the 26th, the ONCE Foundation's "La Luciérnaga" dance troupe performed at the retirement home.

These events were organised by FCC's Corporate Responsibility and Human Resources areas, which maintain strong commitments to these issues through company-wide implementation of their Equality and Diversity Policy and the 3rd Corporate Responsibility Master Plan.

FCC also works closely with organisations such as the Adecco Foundation, ONCE Foundation, and the Red Cross, as well as with public institutions, such as Spain's Ministry of Health and Equality. FCC maintains and promotes cooperation agreements with these organisations, and also participates in work programmes focused on labour market integration of people with disabilities and of groups at risk of social exclusion.