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DECEMBER 2019 | NEWSLETTER Nº 1

“Disability Hub Europe for Sustainable Growth and Social Innovation” (Disability Hub Europe), a European initiative led by Fundación ONCE and co-funded by the European Social Fund (ESF), is aimed at building a reference space (“hub”) for best practice exchange, dissemination, mutual learning and raising awareness on the binomial Disability and Sustainability.

DHub partners on board:
 
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2019 MILESTONES

DHub launching event



DHub Launching Event took place on March 21st at the European Parliament. The event was attended by representatives from EU institutions, companies, public administrations, civil society entities, platforms and other organizations committed in one way or another to sustainability and disability. At the conference, DHub partners shared their approach and strategies towards disability and sustainability.



Read more information about the event in DHub website
Read CSR article on the event
 

DHub  website 



DHub has launched its website during 2019. Please, visit it to know everything about a unique, European-wide, multi-stakeholder, differentiating and innovative initiative. Available in English and Spanish.


 

Disability in Sustainability Reporting 


Guide “Disability in Sustainability Reporting”


In the framework of Disability Hub Europe, the Guide “Disability in Sustainability Reporting”, developed by Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and Fundación ONCE in 2015 has been updated to respond to the current GRI Standards, to the Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals. This updated guide –the only one of its kind, applicable at international level and co-funded by the European Social Fund has been presented at the launch event of Disability Hub Europe.  

Download the guide in english
Download the guide in spanish
 

Webinar “Disability in Sustainability Reporting”

 


The webinar was held on October 29th, it counted with more than 50 participants from different countries and offered the opportunity to learn about the updated Guide “Disability in Sustainability Reporting”. It was organized by DHub partner CSR Europe.

More information about the webinar

Article: “The importance of disability in non-financial reporting”

 


Disability is increasingly included in the sustainability strategy of many companies. Why? Including people with disabilities into the workforce represents an opportunity to create added value for the company […]



Read the full CSR Europe article
 

“Making the future of work inclusive of persons with disabilities”



Within the framework of DHub, Fundación ONCE and the ILO Global Business and Disability Network have developed the joint publication: “Making the Future of Work Inclusive of Persons with Disabilities” with the aim of showing how the trends of the future of work will bring opportunities and challenges for persons with disabilities and expose the urgency of taking action. The publication was presented at 6th Annual Meeting of the ILO Global Business and Disability Network on November 21st and at the United Nations Business and Human Rights Forum on November 27th. 


Read more and download the publication
 

DHub Steering Committee 2019



The first DHub Steering Committee was held on November 13th, with the participation of all DHub Partners: Fundación ONCE, as the leading partner; L´Oréal, Dow, the ILO Global Business and Disability Network, CSR Europe, Global Reporting Initiative and the European Disability Forum. The meeting was the opportunity to share the general status of the project and the main milestones achieved, to exchange best practices and knowledge and to discuss about the current situation of the binomial disability and sustainability.
 

Other DHub milestones


Webinar – Leveraging the disability-related SDGs in your grantmaking


The European Foundation Centre Disability Thematic Network organized the “Leveraging the disability-related SDGs in your grantmaking” webinar on June 26th in the framework of Disability Hub Europe. The overall objective of the webinar was to enhance funders’ knowledge on the Agenda 2030 and how to leverage the SDGs in their work. The European Foundation Centre is a collaborating entity of Disability Hub Europe.

Read more information about the webinar
 

DHub presence in events


DHub has participated in events related to sustainability and disability in order to disseminate best practices as well as to be enriched by the contributions of other participants.

All the information about the events in which DHub has participated is available here
 

DHUB PARTNERS´ INITIATIVES



Dow celebrates Fiesta for All: the most inclusive festivity of Tarragona




The Fiesta for All program is an initiative that allows people with disabilities to enjoy the Santa Tecla celebrations in Tarragona and is the most inclusive of all the festivities. It has counted with Dow support for many years. The Fiesta for All took place on September 2019.



Read more about the initiative


6th Annual Meeting of the ILO Global Business and Disability Network




The ILO Global Business Disability Network held its “Future of Work” conference on 21st and 22nd November at the ILO Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. The event was also the opportunity for launching ILO GBDN’s worldwide communication campaign #InvalidOpinions and discussing about the UN Disability Inclusion Strategy.

Read more about the event
For more information about the campaign click here
More information about the UN Disability Inclusion Strategy here


CSR Europe 3rd Brussels SDG Summit




CSR Europe 3rd SDG Summit, that took place on May 6th and 7th in Brussels, included a roundtable, moderated by DHub, on how disability is present at the Agenda 2030 and the SDGs and how companies can foster social and labour inclusion of people with disabilities.

Read more about the event


Webinar “Disability in Sustainability Reporting”




Global Reporting Initiative has been working during 2019 in disseminating the guide “Disability in Sustainability Reporting” developed with Fundación ONCE within Disability Hub Europe framework through a webinar held on October 29th and organized by CSR Europe that counted with more than 50 participants.

More information about the webinar


Regional Forum on Sustainable Development




The European Disability Forum organized the only accessible side event at the Regional Forum on Sustainable Development for the UNECE Region, a regional space for peer learning and sharing of practical solutions on implementing the Agenda 2030 and the SGDs. DHub participated to share how the project contributes to SDG 8 “Decent work and economic growth”. The event took place on March 22nd in Geneva.



Read more about EDF work on the binomial Disability and Sustainability
 


L’Oréal Diversity & Disability employees workshop




In 2018, L’Oréal celebrated the 10th edition of its DisAbility Awards, an internal competition focusing on the inclusion of people with disabilities and seeking to share and promote best practices. In the framework of this edition; L´Oréal Diversity & Disability managers from around the world participated in a workshop where DHub shared its approach towards the inclusion of people with disabilities, a 360º approach. The event took place on December 7th 2018 in Paris.

Read more about L´Oréal 10th Anniversary of its Disability Awards
Read more about the workshop
 


SPECIAL NOTE

 

December 3rd was the International Day of People with Disabilities. The statement of the European Disability Forum, as the voice of people with disabilities in the EU, can be consulted here.

 

DHub Contact details

Technical Secretariat
        T: (+34) 676827063
secretary@disabilityhub.eu
DHub website
@Dhubeurope
 

From Disability Hub Europe, we wish you a happy, sustainable and inclusive 2020. 

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