Corporate Social Responsibility and Disability (CSR-D)
A company’s CSR policies must not forget that people with disabilities represent 10% of the population. Disability must be a dimension to be incorporated into CSR in a transverse way, considering people with disabilities as one more interest group.
The disability dimension must be incorporated into the policies which are present throughout the whole structure and behaviour of the institution and therefore, every action planned must be driven from the top management of the company.
Undertaking social integration projects for people with disabilities has various perspectives, which add to the company’s value and cover the internal and external areas of the company:
- The integration of people with disabilities into the heart of the company, as members of the workforce offering companies a new reserve of talented candidates and we will incorporate diversity into our teams.
- Closing the gap between companies and people with disabilities or their environments opens a new potential client market.
- Establishing a responsible purchasing policy promoting purchasing or contracts from Sheltered Workplaces belonging to the interest groups of people with disabilities, or from suppliers who in turn are pro-active in regard to the integration of people with disabilities, will extend the chain of value.
- Taking on and reinforcing CSR policies regarding disabilities favours the reputation and prestige of the company and therefore places it in an advantageous position compared with competitors.
The ONCE Foundation considers that in order to achieve excellence in terms of CSR and disability the company must undertake actions in various areas, and promote specific actions in labour integration, the promotion of full accessibility, relations with clients and suppliers, social action and communication.
CSR-D, the ONCE Foundation accompanies you on this fascinating path