The ILO Global Business and Disability Network presents a unique platform for multinational enterprises to advance their commitments to workplace diversity as it relates to people with disabilities. Structured as a public-private partnership, the Network offers its business members with opportunities to engage with a range of stakeholders, including the ILO, UN agencies, employers’ organizations, governments, disabled people's organizations, universities and the civil society.
All members have signed a Partnership Agreement and contribute an annual membership fee.
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Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions – underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network – Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With approximately 442,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives.
The Accor Group is one of the world's leading hotel operators headquartered in Evry, France. Through Accor Hospitality, the company serves travelers in luxury hotel Sofitel and upscale brand Pullman; midscale hotels Novotel, Mercure, and Adagio; and economy chains, ibis, all seasons, Etap Hotel, Formule 1, Motel 6 and Studio 6. The hotels are located in 90 countries, with 4,200 properties of almost 500,000 rooms.
Accor company practice (pdf)
The Adecco Group, based in Zurich, Switzerland, is the world’s leading provider of HR solutions. With more than 34,000 employees and a network of 5,600 branches, in over 60 countries and territories around the world, Adecco Group offers a wide variety of services, connecting over 700,000 associates with well over 100,000 clients every day. The services offered fall into the broad categories of temporary staffing, permanent placement, career transition, and outsourcing.
Atos is a leader in digital services with pro forma annual revenue of circa 13 billion euros and circa 100,000 employees in 73 countries, serving a global client base. Atos strives to create the firm of the future. Atos believes that bringing together people, business and technology is the way forward. Atos embraces this journey, striving to remain the trusted partner that delivers digital empowerment to our clients.
Atos is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
A Societas Europaea (SE), Atos is listed on the Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the main brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Atos Worldgrid, Bull, Canopy, Unify and Worldline.
AXA is a worldwide leader in insurance and asset management, with 160,000 employees and distributors serving 105 million clients in 62 countries. To achieve their ambition of becoming the most inclusive company in the financial services and an employer of choice, they are dedicated to cultivating an atmosphere where all employees feel fully engaged and included in our business strategy and where everyone can bring their whole selves to work every day. By focusing on abilities, they tap into the wide talent pool of differently abled people and we have seen great success in programs focused towards recruiting and retaining people with diverse abilities.
BNP Paribas is a leading bank in Europe with an international reach. It has a presence in 75 countries, with more than 189,000 employees. The Group helps all its clients to realise their projects through solutions spanning financing, investment, savings and protection insurance. BNP Paribas was one of the first banking groups to adopt a policy to prevent workplace discrimination and promote diversity. In 2006 it included discrimination risk in its 30 major operational risks. BNP Paribas also ensures that all differences are respected and valued. Its Diversity policy is firmly focused on promoting equal opportunities and inclusion. Since 2004, the group's Diversity policy is implemented on a daily basis with the signing of agreements, diversity training to curtail stereotypes, measures to advance equal opportunities for men and women and to increase the international profile of management teams. The Group defined a Disability policy to facilitate the recruitment and integration of disabled employees, partnerships with specialised associations and support for employees' networks that foster inclusion.
A global leader in consulting, technology services and digital transformation, we offer an array of integrated services combining top-of-the-range technology with deep sector expertise.
The Carrefour Group, headquartered in Boulogne Billancourt, France, is an international retail group specializing in large-scale distribution. With 10,860 stores in 30 countries around the world, it is the largest retailer in Europe. More than 380,000 employees work for Carrefour in France, Europe, South America and Asia. The Group operates several grocery store formats: hypermarkets, supermarkets, hard discount and convenience stores.
The Casino Group is a retailer headquartered in Saint-Étienne, France. The Group's multi-format offering - convenience and discount stores, hypermarkets, and e-commerce - and private-labelled products have allowed it to become a leading retailer in France and in fast-growing international markets, such as Latin America and the Indian Ocean region. The Casino Group has about 12,000 stores and 227,000 employees around the world, among which 76,000 are employed in France.
Headquartered in Midland, Michigan, United States, the Dow Chemcial Company addresses many of the world's challenging problems such as the need for clean water, renewable energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Through its diversified portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastic businesses, Dow delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 160 countries.
Dow company practice (pdf)
As a global leader in low-carbon energy, the EDF Group covers every sector of expertise, from generation to trading and transmission grids. EDF builds on the expertise of its people, its R&D and engineering skills, its experience as a leading industry operator and the attentive support of its customers to deliver competitive solutions that successfully reconcile economic growth with climate protection.
ENGIE is a global energy player and an expert operator in the three businesses of electricity, natural gas and energy services. The Group develops its businesses around a model based on responsible growth to take on the major challenges of energy’s transition to a low-carbon economy: access to sustainable energy, climate-change mitigation and adaptation, security of supply and the rational use of resources.
IBM is a global technology and innovation company headquartered in Armonk, NY. It is the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, serving clients in 170 countries. IBM offers a wide range of technology and consulting services; a broad portfolio of middleware for collaboration, predictive analytics, software development and systems management; and the world's most advanced servers and supercomputers.
IBM company practice (pdf)
L’Oréal has devoted itself to beauty for over 100 years. With its unique international portfolio of 34 diverse and complementary brands, the Group generated sales amounting to 26.02 billion euros in 2017 and employs 82 600 people worldwide. As the world’s leading beauty company, L’Oréal is present across all distribution networks: mass market, department stores, pharmacies and drugstores, hair salons, travel retail, branded retail and e-commerce.
Research and innovation, and a dedicated research team of 3 885 people, are at the core of L’Oréal’s strategy, working to meet beauty aspirations all over the world. L’Oréal’s sustainability commitment for 2020 “Sharing Beauty With All” sets out ambitious sustainable development objectives across the Group’s value chain.
Michelin is a tire manufacturer dedicated to sustainably improving the mobility of goods and people. It also offers electronic mobility support services and publishes travel guides, hotel and restaurant guides, maps and road atlases. Headquartered in Clermont-Ferrand, France, Michelin is present in more than 170 countries, has 112,300 employees and operates 68 production plants in 17 different countries.
Legrand is the global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures. From installation components and user interfaces to building systems, the Group offers: we offer high-value-added products and solutions for commercial, residential and industrial buildings. Every day, over 37,000 dedicated Legrand employees act to help develop connected buildings and provide sustainable access to electricity for millions of users around the world.
Orange is one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators, headquartered in Paris, France. The Group has a total customer base close to 263 million customers, including 202 million mobile customers and 20 million broadband internet customers in 220 countries and territories worldwide.
Repsol is one of the world's leading integrated energy companies. We are present across the entire oil and gas value chain, operating in areas ranging from the extraction and production of hydrocarbons to the commercialization of energy solutions. Our integrated business model puts the focus on value creation and efficiency, and we believe that technological innovation will be decisive in achieving a safer and more sustainable energy model. We are a team of over 25,000 employees across more than 37 countries.
Savola is the leading strategic investment holding group in the food and retail sectors across the MENAT (Middle East, North Africa and Turkey) region. Savola Group focuses its resources on building a strong portfolio of assets in the food and retail sectors. Through companies under Savola's two entities, Savola Foods and Savola Retail, the group now operates large numbers of grocery stores and produces everyday household staples in 30 countries.
Société Générale is one of the leading financial services groups in Europe. Based on a diversified and integrated banking model, the Group combines financial solidity and a strategy of sustainable growth. Its objective is to be the leading relationship-focused bank, a reference in its markets, close to its clients and chosen for the quality and commitment of its teams.
Sodexo, headquartered in Issy-les-Moulineaux, France, is a food services and management company that offers a wide range of services to companies, government agencies, educational institutions, retirement and nursing homes, military bases and public institutions. Sodexo serves 50 million customers per day through its 34,000 sites across 80 countries.
Sodexo company practice (pdf)
Sodexo stories of disability at work (website)
The purpose of Standard Bank is “Africa is our home, we drive her growth”. As the biggest financial services organisation on the African continent, Standard Bank, which is headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, has operations in 21 sub-Saharan countries in Africa, and small offices in various key international financial hubs, including London, Beijing and New York. The bank employs over 55 000 people.
Standard Chartered is a leading international banking group, with around 86,000 employees and a 150-year history in some of the world’s most dynamic markets. As a leading International Bank, they strive to held the people and businesses prosper across Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Their heritage and values are expressed in their brand promise, Here for good. Standard Chartered PLC is listed on the London and Hong Kong Stock Exchanges as well as the Bombay and National Stock Exchanges in India.
Telenor Group is a provider of telecommunication data and media communication services. Headquartered in Oslo, Norway, Telenor operates in 11 countries in the Nordic region, Central and Eastern Europe and Asia. The Group has 301 million subscribers and a workforce of approximately 33,000 employees.
Telenor company practice (pdf)
Telenor Open Mind programme (Norwegian)
Total is the world’s fourth-largest oil and gas company, as well as a major integrated player in low-carbon energies. Backed by nearly a century of history Total discovers, produces, transforms, markets and distributes energy in a variety of forms, to serve the end customer.