Labour integration in rural areas

Solution
Labour integration in rural areas
Organization
Cerealto Siro Foods
Country of Implementation
Spain
Region
Europe
Subregion
Western Europe
First published
31.12.2012

The Siro Group is one of the largest industrial groups in the food sector in Spain. It has implemented an Integration Policy for people with disabilities in all workplaces that exceeds the legal framework. Specifically, it has 16 factories located in rural areas with 3,724 employees. 13% of the workforce are persons with disabilities.

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The integration in the workplace of those people who are at the greatest risk of social exclusion, especially people with disabilities. The Siro Group is one of the largest industrial groups in the food sector in Spain. It is present in six food businesses (crackers, pasta, bread, pastries, cakes, cereals and research and development), occupying an important position in each of them. The Siro Group has implemented, among others, the following measures: An Integration Policy for people with disabilities in all workplaces that exceeds the legal framework (a quota reserve of 2% in companies with 50 or more workers) and has the goal of reaching 10% The group has established a Corporate Responsibility Policy based on Profitable Social Commitment; it fosters a sustainable business model, based on economic efficiency, social development and helping to care for the environment An Equal Treatment Policy of all persons, together with Diversity Management Participation in collaborative social action programmes to promote social integration of people with disabilities (Paralympic Friends, Forum ONCE Foundation, Obra Social of “la Caixa”, agreements with universities and vocational training centres, etc.) Creation of the Grupo Siro Foundation, including in its founding aims that of promoting the social inclusion of people with disabilities A policy of employment of PWD, based on internal promotion and career development

Solution, Innovation and Impact

The Siro Group has 25 centres, which employ over 3,600 people. Specifically, it has 16 factories located in rural areas. Of the 3,724 employees, 502 are persons with disabilities, who in total represent over 13% of the workforce. In the case of the Palencia centre, 358 employees out of a total of 1,220 are persons with disabilities.

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Spain

Region of Implementation

Europe