In line with our commitment to uphold the principles of the Diversity Charter, we also encourage initiatives that include and involve people with disabilities. Our Company collaborates closely with several associations that support disabled people within the Company and in the community. Whenever possible, we contract some services with companies whose mission is to employ disabled people.
Amadeus took part in France's 14th National Week for Disabled Workers. This national week is dedicated to building awareness for the disabled in the workplace.
We are also set on enlarging our pool of candidates by working with external organisations which help us source and recruit disabled staff (Handi Project). Working with this project since 2004, we have set a number of priorities on different levels. One of the top priorities, of course, is to support staff affected by a disabling illness or disability, to help them keep their position or find a suitable alternative role. There are simple measures such as adapting their work space or working hours if required, and also tools that can be put in place. For instance, we've been working on solutions such as a phone system for a deaf person and a special screen for visually impaired employees.
The Amadeus recruitment site includes a Handi Project page presenting Amadeus as an equal opportunities employer and encouraging candidates to send their CV to firstname.lastname@example.org. Searches for potential candidates are also carried out on specialised sites such as Hanploi and Monster.