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FCC observes the International Day of Disabled Persons: accessibility, inclusion and awareness raising

03/12/2018

FCC observes the International Day of Disabled Persons: accessibility, inclusion and awareness raising

FCC observes the International Day of Disabled Persons: accessibility, inclusion and awareness raising
FCC participates in the events of the International Day of Disabled Persons. This day is an international observance promoted by the United Nations since 1992, with the aim of promoting the rights and well-being of disabled persons. In addition, it aims to raise the awareness about their situation in all aspects of political, social, economic and cultural life.
 
FCC observes this day to remind everyone about its day-to-day commitment with this group and about how it has strengthened its commitment to become a more and more diverse and socially responsible company, promoting actions and projects to foster inclusion and equal opportunities through employment. More than 1,000 of the company's employees have some form of recognised disability; one of every seven people in the world also has some form of disability (more than 1 billion, about 15% of the world's population).
 
FCC's commitment to diversity and workplace inclusion covers different actions and management strategies, such as:
 
  • Direct hiring and hiring through specialised entities, such as the Inserta foundation, with the workplace inclusion programme of the Once Foundation. FCC has worked with the Once Foundation for the past 10 years, with the aim of ensuring disabled persons can live and work in a more inclusive society that guarantees equal opportunities. The capacity, talent and commitment of companies like FCC has allowed over 20,000 disabled persons to be hired by the companies that have joined the Programme and the Inserta Forum of the Once Foundation. 
  • Promoting purchases and hiring services through Special Employment Centres, FCC Equal, its own Special Employment Centre, being a benchmark in this area, as a member centre of the Castilla y León offices of FCC Medio Ambiente.
  • Providing support in education and entrepreneurship programmes, collaborating with the Prevent Foundation in its Entrepreneur Classroom and participating in Scholarship programmes for disabled students and entrepreneurs, athletes and researchers working on the Prevention of Occupational Risks.
  • Giving visibility to diversity and talent, disseminating campaigns that help fight against the elimination of prejudice and of the barriers that hinder the development of disabled persons. In this line, FCC joins the Integra Foundation's "Very able" campaign.
  • FCC also wants to disseminate the United Nations' message "Transforming into a sustainable and resilient society for all", with its commitment to ensuring disabled persons are agents of change that can accelerate the progress towards and inclusive and sustainable development model, promoting the establishment of resilient societies for everyone. A true commitment to diversity, progress and equality.
Below is the campaign disseminated by the Once Foundation and the Inserta forum in observance of the International Day of Disabled Persons: "Thinking about the future, building the present. The future starts today". This campaign is aimed at giving more visibility to the professional potential of disabled persons and highlighting their essential role in companies to foster workplace inclusion.