MAPFRE has joined the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Global Business and Disability Network, reaffirming its commitment to people with disabilities and supporting their inclusion in the job market. Antonio Huertas, chairman and CEO of MAPFRE, signed the network’s Charter of 10 principles, which bring visibility to MAPFRE’s commitment to further the professional integration of people with disabilities in the company.
Raising awareness of the positive relationship between the inclusion of people with disabilities and companies’ economic growth is just one of the objectives of this network, which reminds us that there are more than 1 billion people in the world with disabilities (15% of the global population).
MAPFRE’s commitment to building a more inclusive organization is not new. In fact, it features in the company’s strategic plan. Today, more than 1,000 people with disabilities work at MAPFRE, which represents 3.4% of our global workforce, beating the 3% target set for the 2019-2021 period.
Through this network, created in 2015, MAPFRE will share knowledge and experiences related to disability with other companies and participate in working groups to explore innovative approaches to further the inclusion of people with disabilities in the workforce.
By joining this network, MAPFRE has strengthened its support for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), and particularly SDGs 10 (“Reduced inequalities”) and 17 (“Partnerships for the goals”).
The 10 principles of the ILO Charter are as follows:
- Respect and promotion of rights.
- Equality of treatment and opportunities.
- Job retention.
- Attention to all types of disabilities.
- Knowledge sharing.