Safran mobilized for National Disability Employment Awareness Week
Paris, November 13, 2012
Safran is fully committed to the 16th National Disability Employment Awareness Week in France, reflecting its corporate social responsibility in support of hiring disabled persons. The week-long event allows the Safran group and all of its companies to mobilize their forces in support of equal opportunity and diversity in the workplace.
For example, most Safran entities are offering a wide range of events to raise the awareness of all employees about integrating disabled persons in the workplace, including a quiz, conferences, feedback, plays, etc.
The Safran group, as a partner to ADAPT, the French association for the social and professional integration of disabled persons, will participate in the Jobs Forum on November 14. It is also contributing to the communications campaign deployed all week long by Agefiph, the French fund management association for the employment of disabled persons, based on the tagline, "Disability is normal". Safran is also partner in a series of short films, called J'en crois pas mes yeux ("I can't believe my eyes"), which draw on real situations to address the subject of disabled persons at work. The seven episodes are being shown from November 12 to 18 at Group facilities, as well as over the intranet.
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. It is leading the Elan project, enabling the Group to welcome disabled persons under apprenticeship or vocational work experience contracts. From 2006 to 2011, Safran welcomed nearly 150 persons through this project. Safran is also a partner in the Salto project, designed 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 April 2012, Safran signed 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 close to 60,000 employees and generated sales of 11.7 billion euros in 2011. 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 1.3 billion euros in 2011. Safran is listed on NYSE Euronext Paris and is part of the CAC40 index.
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