Clece joins the Club of Socially Responsible Companies of La Rioja
- Programme implemented by La Rioja regional government to help victims of gender-based, domestic or intrafamily violence integrate into society and the workplace
- With the seven companies signing the agreement today, 32 firms have joined the initiative since its launch in 2011
Logroño, 9 October 2014. Clece has joined the Club of Socially Responsible Companies of La Rioja, a programme implemented by the regional government of La Rioja to help victims of gender-based, domestic or intrafamily violence integrate into society and the workplace.
The agreement was signed today at the government’s Presidential Palace in el Espolón, at an event that was attended by Pedro Sanz, President of the Government of La Rioja, and Vicente Ortega, Regional Director of the North-West Division of Clece. As well as Clece, the companies Caser Residencial (Montesoria Residential Centres), Clínica Nutriestética, Ebrosame, Osga, Kiddy Fun Franquicias and Berceo (Pretur Hotels) also signed agreements, which means that 32 companies have now committed to the programme since its launch in 2011.
Through the Office for the Assistance of Victims of Crime (OAVD) in La Rioja, the programme helps victims of gender-based, domestic or intrafamily violence by establishing a channel of integration for them in terms of their finances and finding a job, providing opportunities relating to work, training and mobility.
According to the terms of the agreement, the OAVD will prepare and submit profiles, collaborating with Clece to prepare an individualised programme to help people integrate in society and in the workplace, and providing initial training that will match the company’s possible needs. The submitted profiles will then be studied in terms of their suitability and the extent to which they match the duties required.
To that end, victims will receive assistance with their geographic mobility, enabling them to transfer to other centres run by the company when required, to ensure their right to protection and full social care can be effectively delivered.
The agreement both formalises and strengthens the existing collaboration between Clece and the OAVD in this area. It also forms part of the company’s social commitment to help find work for people from vulnerable social groups, such as victims of gender-based violence, people with disabilities, people at risk of social exclusion, young unemployed people and victims of terrorism. Currently more than five thousand people in the company’s 68,000-strong workforce are from vulnerable social groups of this kind.