Safran invests in National Disability Employment Awareness Week "Nothing could be more normal"
Paris, November 14, 2011
Safran is fully committed to the 15th National Disability Employment Awareness Week in France, from November 14 to 20. Along with Agefiph, the French fund management association for the employment of disabled persons, it is launching a major in-house poster campaign, with the tagline, "We are 1,579 disabled workers at Safran, and nothing could be more normal!" This campaign, which spotlights several of the Group's disabled employees, will be deployed at all Safran companies.
In addition to this poster campaign, Safran is also organizing several special events this year to raise the awareness of employees about including disabled persons in the workplace: the start of work to enhance accessibility at a production plant; sign language workshops; testimonials by disabled athletes supported by Group companies; plays, exhibitions, roundtable discussions, workshops to raise managers' awareness, a quiz, etc.
Safran will also participate in various operations to encourage the employment of disabled persons, such as the Jobs Forum organized by ADAPT (Association for the Social and Professional Integration of Disabled Persons) on November 16, and the Job Studio organized by Agefiph on November 15 in Paris and on November 16 in Grenoble. Safran will contribute to another Agefiph initiative, "A day, a profession," in which disabled job-seekers are welcomed for a day to get a close-up look at professions in the workplace, and also discover the companies in the Safran group.
The Safran group has been especially mobilized since 2006 to support the integration and employment of disabled persons via associations such as Tremplin, ADAPT, etc. Through the Safran Foundation for Inclusion, the Group conducts the Elan project, enabling the Group to welcome disabled persons under apprenticeship or vocational work experience contracts. From 2006 to 2011, Safran welcomed more than 120 persons through this project.
Safran is also a partner in the Salto project, which aims to offer work-study positions in industry to disabled persons. Furthermore, it is a founding member of the Hanvol association, initiated by French aerospace industry trade association Gifas, which supports the integration, training and employment of disabled persons in the aerospace sector. In May 2010, Safran signed an agreement with Agefiph, and is currently negotiating a Group-wide agreement for the employment of disabled persons.
Safran is a leading international high-technology group with three core businesses: Aerospace (propulsion and equipment), Defence and Security. Operating worldwide, the Safran group has more than 54,000 employees and generated sales of 10.8 billion euros in 2010. Working alone or in partnership, Safran holds world or European leadership positions in its core markets. The Group invests heavily in Research & Development to meet the requirements of changing markets, including expenditures of 1.2 billion euros in 2010. Safran is listed on NYSE Euronext Paris and its share is part of the CAC 40.
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