International Day of Persons with Disabilities. UniCredit at the forefront of disability inclusion
Friday 03 December 2021
On 3 December, UniCredit will light up the spire of the tower in the Gae Aulenti headquarters in Milan in purple in support of the day.
Today is International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the annual event promoted by the United Nations, which this year focuses on “Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies for all."
UniCredit will light up the spire of the tower at the Gae Aulenti headquarters in Milan in purple to raise awareness of the importance of creating a future where people with disabilities have equal opportunities and face no barriers in all aspects of their lives.
At UniCredit, we are committed to creating a positive and inclusive workplace where colleagues with disabilities are not “left behind” and each unique need is addressed through relevant support structures and targeted initiatives.
Among our priorities there are actions we can take to make invisible disabilities visible to positively support both employees and the organisation and enhance inclusion and well-being.
In this respect, at UniCredit we have set up several concrete actions to support the inclusion of invisible disability such as the identification of disability managers in all its countries, training courses for employees, guides on correct behaviours and dedicated moments of exchange on the topic. Disability Employee Resource Groups were set up as well as dedicated working groups of colleagues with disabilities in different countries to promote best practices. Finally, UniCredit has improved digital accessibility to remove any barriers and provide a fair working environment.
UniCredit is part of the Valuable 500 – an international movement of companies and leaders aiming to put disability inclusion at the top of their business leadership agendas.
Let’s continue to constantly build and enable a diverse and inclusive workplace!