The organisations will collaborate to promote a better understanding of the importance of functional diversity in workplaces
XPO, a leading provider of freight transportation services, has announced a new collaboration with Fundación Grupo SIFU, a non-profit organization committed to the social and labour inclusion of people with disabilities.
Under the agreement, XPO will support Fundación Grupo SIFU in advancing the full integration of people with disabilities into the labour market by raising awareness of functional diversity and the need for stable and protected jobs. The company will have Fundación Grupo SIFU’s support in training managers on the various profiles of functional diversity and the integration of workers with disabilities. The agreement also contemplates e-learning programmes and other initiatives within XPO to raise awareness of functional diversity and inclusion, and the company’s participation in volunteering activities.
Massimo Marsili, XPO’s managing director – Southern Europe and Morocco, said: "Our commitment to anti-discriminatory practices is one of the key pillars of our culture at XPO. With our collaboration with Fundación Grupo SIFU, we are taking another step forward in promoting inclusive and safe workplaces that ensure equal opportunities for everyone. By welcoming team members with diverse abilities and points of view, we become a more productive and creative organisation.”
Miquel Àngel López Sampietro, director of Fundación Grupo SIFU, highlighted the value of the alliance with XPO: "Agreements like this one allow us to continue making progress in the social and labour integration of people with functional diversity and, especially, to value their abilities beyond any barrier. We need more companies like XPO that are prominent in the social, labour and economic fabric of Spain to make a clear commitment to inclusivity training for their teams and to hire those who are most vulnerable".