Hello!. I think this is a good way of making business. Do you know that the Spanish fashion group, Inditex, presses ahead with an initiative which integrates people with disabilities into its workforce?. Yes it´s true and from Galicia, the region from Spain I come from.
According to Fashion from Spain, the Inditex Group, one of the great ambassadors for Spanish fashion, has just opened its second For&From shop in Galicia, the fourth to have joined the project. On this occasion, Tempe — the company that designs, manufactures and distributes the group’s footwear – has committed to this social initiative opening a new point of sale in the Galician town of Allariz, which sells footwear and accessories under the Inditex label.
For&From is a joint initiative between businesses and leading disability organisations, which aims to explore new ways of integrating vulnerable groups, and people with integration problems, or physical or intellectual difficulties into society and the labour market. On this occasion, the Galician Confederation of People with Disabilities (COGAM) has joined the project. As well as selecting staff for the new shop, it is promoting accessibility and barrier-free environments with specially-adapted doors and bathrooms, and the use of colour coding and geometric shapes to facilitate the work of employees.
From 2001, when the project first started, For&From has consolidated its progress to the extent that disabled workers are now staffing the brand’s conventional shops, which is the project’s ultimate goal. The three shops currently have 14 employees and turned over two million Euros in 2009.
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