Under the presidency of Honor of SS.MM. the King and Queen of Spain, who wanted to support the first edition of the Diversity & Inclusion Awards - promoted by the Adecco Foundation and the Excellence in Sustainability Club - the jury named as winners to Telefónica, Leroy Merlin, Airbus and Mutua Madrileña.
In a ceremony held at the headquarters of the CEOE in Madrid, the Adecco Foundation and the Club of Excellence in Sustainability held the first edition of the Diversity and Inclusion Awards (D & I). In this way, the Award for the best Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan has been collected by Luis Miguel Gilpérez, president of Telefónica España.
Likewise, the Prize to the best practice in labor inclusion, which recognizes the most outstanding initiative in the strategy of selection and management of human resources, has fallen to Leroy Merlin Spain, whose director of Human Resources, Eloy del Moral, has been the manager to receive it.
On the other hand, the Prize for best practice in Social Action has been awarded to the Airbus Flying Challenge program, which has been collected by its HR director, Antonio Lasaga; and the Prize to the best practice for cultural transformation in Diversity and Inclusion has been for Mutua Madrileña and its Corporate Volunteer Program. Conchita Navarro, Responsible for Social Responsibility of Mutua Madrileña has received the award.
The ultimate goal of these awards has been to raise awareness among the business community, the Public Administration and society in general about the need and benefits of building inclusive environments in organizations that offer all people the same opportunities to contribute their talent to the labor market.
The delivery of this first edition of the awards was chaired by Julio Ángel Martínez Meroño, general director of SEPE, who has been accompanied by Enrique Sánchez, president of the Adecco Group in Spain, Ramón Paredes, president of the Club of Excellence in Sustainability and Francisco Mesonero, general director of the Adecco Foundation.
For Ramón Paredes: "the diversity programs of the companies, the public policies of promotion put in place by the Administration and innovation are an indisputable lever to promote diversity and labor inclusion, and the commitment to these awards with more than seventy candidacies presented is a sample of it."
In addition, Enrique Sánchez has insisted on the importance and strategic nature of Corporate Diversity in improving the competitiveness of companies and the Spanish economy: "Diversity and Inclusion has begun to be very present in the agenda of the Committees Management of multinationals is an element that was initially attributed solely to the strategies of Human Resources and Corporate Responsibility, but has already become a cross-cutting component with great impact on the business."
For his part, Francisco Mesonero, general director of the Adecco Foundation, said that these awards "recognize those companies that have had the vision and the ability to transform the obligation into an opportunity and replace the current non-discrimination policies with strategic policies. Corporate Diversity and Social and Labor Inclusion ", which in the case of the Adecco Foundation are working under the #DiversidadSinEtiquetas model.
Finally, Julio Ángel Martínez Meroño, general director of the SEPE, stressed that: "the main element of social inclusion is employment and not leaving anyone behind is essential for the development of a country." Diversity is the key to building Spain of talent and we are on the right track: at this moment, Spain creates 3,000 daily jobs and we have already reached 19 million employed.“
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