All our regions have policies covering our employment of people with disabilities and generally state that the company aims to challenge inequality by promoting equality and valuing diversity. But in Brazil we have a programme which Serasa has been running since 2001, offering professional training and potential recruitment within Serasa to people with physical, visual, hearing and, more recently, learning difficulties.
The number of people with disabilities working for Serasa is increasing (from 92 in 2005 to 106 in 2007) but this is not the only focus and benefit. By spreading the word about the programme and how it works, many more organisations are now offering a similar opportunities and more people with disabilities are finding employment.
In 2007, Serasa delivered four education forums on its disabilities programme for visiting organisations; a total of 1,333 people participated from 99 different organisations. Serasa has been applauded for its efforts and now has a partnership with United Nations Volunteers to help implement the programme in other Brazilian companies.
Serasa has been applauded for its efforts and now has a partnership with United Nations Volunteers to help implement the programme in other Brazilian companies.
Evolution of the Number of Serasa Professionals with Disabilities
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Serasa – types of disability - 2007
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