National Business and Disability Network in Paraguay launched

9 Jul 2019

21 important companies from different sectors joined the challenge of articulating a space to exchange experiences and lessons learned and to grow together under the premise that inclusion is an added value for both production and good management: McDonald’s, Visión Banco, Las Tacuaras, Barcos y Rodados, Grupo Riquelme, Negofin, CIE, Grupo Luminotecnia, Nuestra Señora de la Asunción, Personal, Laika, Felix S.A., Copipunto, Credisolución, Pizza Hut, Casa Rica, Santa Clara, Grupo Sueñolar, Comtel, Next and Odontología 3 are the first members of the Inclusion-friendly Business Network of Paraguay.

The launch event was held on Tuesday, 2 July at the New York Hall of the World Trade Center. Important business leaders and allies from civil society organizations attended the event, which was sponsored by the Minister of Labor, Carla Bacigalupo, and the Minister of the National Secretariat for the Rights of People with Disabilities, César Martinez.

The Inclusion-friendly Business Network of Paraguay aims at launching important initiatives to promote inclusion, such as the Inclusive Business Seal and the Inclusive Practices in the Private Sector Award. It also intends to participate actively in regional and global events linked to the ILO Global Business and Disability Network.

This initiative belongs to the SUMMA Business Motivation Program of the Saraki Foundation. Their first meeting will be held in the upcoming days in order to draft a work plan and to appoint the authorities that will be representing the Network.