The ILO Global Business and Disability Network aims to create a global workforce culture that is respectful and welcoming of people with disabilities. Our goal is to make sure that employment policies and practices in companies of all types are inclusive of people with disabilities around the world. We also work to increase awareness about the positive relationship between disability inclusion and business success.
The ILO Global Business and Disability Network is a unique platform for business-to-business support and peer-to-peer learning on disability issues. The Network facilitates the exchange of knowledge through global, regional and national meetings, both face-to-face and online, as well as working groups, joint publications and tools.
The Network also supports national-level business initiatives on disability inclusion, particularly in developing countries. We provide technical advice and facilitate contact with national business and disability initiatives, disabled people’s organizations, and partners and offices of the International Labour Organization (ILO).
Our members lead by example. Through the Network, they share good practices and lessons learned, explore innovative policies and approaches, and highlight the benefits of including people with disabilities as part of a truly diverse workforce. Through its social media presence and newsletter, the Network offers members a global platform to showcase their good work, which in turn encourages other companies to adopt inclusive practices and policies.