Zara owner to double number of disabled employees

Inditex, which owns brands including Zara, has said it will double the number of disabled employees to 1,500 over the next two years.

The Spanish company says it aims to exceed quotas set for employing disabled people working across the world in its stores, warehouses and offices.

Where there are no specific laws in place, Inditex said it has put in place a goal of two per cent.

The company has endorsed the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Global Business and Disability Network, which was created to promote disability inclusion in the workplace.

Inditex said it is working with the ILO to create inclusive workplaces and help companies recognise the disabled community’s economic and social value and increasing workplace accessibility.

Commenting on the news García Maceiras, chief executive of Inditex, said: “Disability inclusion in the workplace is a core component of our commitment to people. Diversity, fairness and inclusion are values we all embrace, values we pursue day-to-day, in order to have an impact within Inditex as well as all around us: our pledge is to design opportunities for everyone.”

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