MADRID, Spain – Ford of Spain has received a major award for its outstanding work in fostering the social inclusion of disabled people and promoting their value to the company.
The award was presented by the Cermi, one of the main organisations involved with the integration of disabled people in Spain.
The award was recently handed over at the Ford of Spain offices in Madrid to the company’s president, José Manuel Machado. Also attending the presentation were Alberto Durán, who is executive vice president of the ONCE Foundation and secretary general of Cermi, together with Jesús Hernández, ONCE general director of universal accessibility.
“We are very proud of this award, it is both a recognition of our current work on social corporate responsibility and an encouragement to us to continue working hard on this issue” said José Manuel Machado.
He added: “Social corporate responsibility is not just something which is fashionable, it is part of our commitment and philosophy as a company, and has been since the beginnings of Ford more than 100 years ago. In Spain, we have been working on promoting and activating the employment of disabled people for more than a decade.”
The Cermi awards are among the most significant in Spain in the area of disability integration. They recognise the actions of people and institutions in achieving the social integration of disabled people.
This year, awards were presented to more than 100 recipients in ten categories.