A Proactive Approach to Disability
BlueLink launched a “Diversity and Disability” scheme at its Paris centre in 2007, built on 4 pillars
- Awareness & Communications
- Facilitating the recruitment and integration of new disabled workers.
- Helping in employee retention
- Having access to the protected sector.
These actions have brought results by removing the taboo surrounding disability at BlueLink. We have succeeded in building a genuine climate of trust: staff with health issues are no longer afraid to drop in to the Disability Mission and receive support in recognition of their disabled worker status.
Our patronage actions
For several years now, we have been involved in various patronage initiatives.
Since 2013, BlueLink has been a partner of the Federal Wheelchair Rugby Commission of the French Disabled Sport Federation in order to promote access to and the playing of wheelchair rugby in France and supporting the French team. Team spirit, pushing the limits, courage and respect are the values conveyed by wheelchair rugby, the only mixed manual wheelchair team sport accessible to tetraplegic athletes.
Regular meetings are organised within the company so that players can exchange with employees, who are now their most loyal supporters.
Proof of the strength of this partnership: at their request, players are now competing under the name of BlueLink Teamduring friendly matches where they do not wear the official colours of the French team.
- Aviation Sans Frontières
BlueLink and Aviation Sans Frontières have forged a partnership primarily focused on skills patronage. The company offers the humanitarian association the expert input of two volunteer employees to bolster its “sick children support” unit. Their mission:
– to help organise and plan the arrival in Europe of children who have to undergo operations as part of emergency healthcare;
– to assist the association in structuring the service.
As an officially recognised NGO, ASF provides essential logistical support to hundreds of humanitarian actors by guaranteeing the delivery of emergency aid and transportation for people around the world thanks to its network of 800 volunteers.