The ILO Global Business and Disability Network is a unique worldwide network of multinational companies, national employers’ organizations, business networks and disabled people’s organizations (DPOs) working in collaboration to promote disability inclusion in the workplace.
Since 2010, the International Labour Organization (ILO), the UN agency whose mandate is the promotion of decent work, facilitates the Network, provides technical expertise to its members and directly supports its activities through the Network Secretariat, based in the ILO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.
The ILO believes that by participating in such a network, companies will benefit from more diverse workforces, improved productivity, reduced turnover, safer workplaces and increased customer service and community brand loyalty. Employers' organizations will also increase their capacity to address their members' needs related to disability diversity, corporate social responsibility, legal adherence and human resources.
The ILO Global Business and Disability Network wishes to foster the development of a workforce culture that is respectful and inclusive; promoting the hiring, retention and professional development of people with disabilities.
The Network's mission is to raise business awareness about the positive relationship between the inclusion of people with disabilities in the workplace and business success. We serve companies of all sizes and markets by encouraging knowledge-sharing and joint activities thus building disability expertise, facilitating the development of national networks and promoting the business and human rights cases for disability inclusion in the workplace.