2016

ANNUAL REPORT 2016

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ILO Global Business and Disability Network
GLOBAL BUSINESS & DISABILITY NETWORK

The ILO Global Business and Disability Network (GBDN) is a unique worldwide network of multinational companies, national employers’ organizations, business networks, disabled people’s organizations (DPOs) and NGOs working in collaboration to promote disability inclusion in the workplace.

In 2015, the GBDN introduced its Charter which commits the company signatories to support its 10 principles which provide a framework towards full disability inclusion. The Charter is the core document of the GBDN and it serves as a map to guide the companies to reach both business success and equal opportunity and inclusion for persons with disabilities in the workplace.

 

Our MEMBERS

In 2016, 6 companies joined the network:

Engie Website BNP Paribas Website Sodexo Website IBM Website Website of Repsol Website of Societe Generale Website of AccorHotels Website of Accenture Website of Adecco Website of Axa Website of Carrefour Website of L'Oréal Website of Dow Website of Michelin Website of Standard Bank Website of Novartis Website of Standard Chartered Website of Telenor

In 2016, The GBDN was opened to non-business members and 5 joined:

Website of Leonard Chesire Disability Website of Handicap International Website of Cornell University Website of International Disability Alliance

Members that joined before 2016:

NATIONAL BUSINESS AND DISABILITY NETWORKS

In 2016, the ILO GBDN gave support to THE establishment of

national business and disability networks

in Bangladesh and Indonesia.

Website of Disabled People's Organisations Denmark

1. Canadian Business SenseAbility;

2. US Council for International Business;

3. Circle of Inclusive Business, El Salvador;

4. Inclusive Business Network, Costa Rica;

5. Peruvian Business and Disability          Network;

6. Business Network for Social Inclusion, Brazil;

7. Chilean Business and Disability Network;

8. Business Disability Forum, UK;

9. UnternehmensForum, Germany;

10. Foro Inserta Responsible, Spain;

11. Egyptian Business and Disability Network;

12. Qaderoon Business Disability network, Saudi Arabia;

Website of Light for the World
PRODUCTS

In the framework of the GBDN working group on mental health at work, a report on the topic was launched and experts were brought together on 11th October 2016 to discuss mental health at work issues in a seminar that was held in the ILO.

ILO GBDN expert meeting on mental health at work

The GBDN newsletter was launched in a new format, it is available in English and Spanish and 3 issues were published in 2016:

ILO GBDN Newsletter issue 1 of 2016 ILO GBDN Newsletter issue 2 of 2016 ILO GBDN Newsletter issue 3 of 2016
GBDN Linkedin page

The GBDN goes on LinkedIn:

ACTIVITIES Conferences & Meetings

During the year, the GBDN held a number of global conferences and meetings, thus giving its members many opportunities to exchange knowledge in a privileged international space.

 PARIS, JUNE 2016:

ILO GBDN member, Carrefour, hosted the conference with the presence of Carrefour CEO, Georges Plassat, and ILO Director General, Guy Ryder.

ILO GBDN members

 Geneva, October 2016:

Annual GBDN Conference.

ILO GBDN annual event
2017 in a snapshot 3 paths to increase the value of the GBDN in 2017

 

WEBINARS for Knowledge generation, e.g.

- Digital ACCESSIBILITY;

- National business and disability networks;

- MENTAL HEALTH AT THE WORKPLACE;

- EMPLOYEE RESOURCE GROUPS

 

SURVEY ON ATTITUDES TOWARDS DISABILITY ISSUES AND

NEW WORKING GROUP

on digital and physical Accessibility

INCREASED FOOTPRINT AT NATIONAL & REGIONAL LEVEL:

Meeting for US-based multinational companies; Latin American regional conference; Business and disability seminar for Southern African region.

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