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 global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 305,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. Inclusion and diversity are fundamental to Accenture's culture and core values, fostering an innovative and collaborative work environment that welcomes all forms of differences.
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 33,000 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 close to 750,000 associates with well over 100,000 clients every day. The services offered fall into the broad categories of temporary staffing, permanent placement, outsourcing, consulting and outplacement.
AXA is one of the world's leading insurance companies and asset management groups, with 161,000 employees and presence in 59 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.
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 stores, discount outlets, 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 Thailand, Vietnam, Brazil and Columbia. The Casino Group has about 11,000 stores and 230,000 employees around the world, of 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)
The International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) is a computer technology and consulting corporation headquartered in Armonk, New York, United States. Operating through five segments, Global Technology Services, Global Business Services, Systems and Technology Group, Software, and Global Financing, IBM serves clients in over 170 countries.
IBM company practice (pdf)
L'Oréal is a beauty products company headquartered in Clichy, France. It markets 23 global brands under five product ranges – skin care, hair care, hair coloring, make-up, and styling products – sold under brands such as L'Oréal Paris, Maybelline, Garnier, Lancôme, Redken, Vichy, and The Body Shop. L'Oréal sells its products in 130 countries and employs 66,600 people in 66 countries.
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.
Novartis is a pharmaceutical company based in Basel, Switzerland. Operating in 140 countries, its business is concentrated around four pillars: pharmaceuticals, generics, vaccines and diagnostics, and consumer health.
Orange is one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators, headquartered in Paris, France. The Group has a total customer base close to 230 million customers, including 172 million mobile customers and 15 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 27,000 employees across more than 40 countries.
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)
Headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, Standard Bank various banking and financial products and services to individuals and businesses. It operates in 17 African countries and 13 countries outside the African continent. And employs over 53,000 people globally.
Standard Chartered is a leading international banking group, with around 84,000 employees and a 150-year history in some of the world’s most dynamic markets. They bank the people and companies driving investment, trade and the creation of wealth 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)