nduelle Group was presented with the Essec award for "Employment and Personal Development" in Paris on Friday in recognition of its insertion policy for disabled employees. This trophy was presented to Jean-Bernard Bonduelle, Director of external relations and Sustainable Development and Hélène D'Huyveter, Manager of the Renescure plant, the pilot site for this initiative.
Renescure, a long-standing site of the Bonduelle Group, employs three people with intellectual disabilities on permanent contracts. After extensive work in collaboration with the "Papillons Blancs" Hazebrouck ESAT (French Work Help Centre and Support Service for Disabled People), Human Resources implemented a selection procedure.
This initiative strengthens ties between the Bonduelle factory and its environment. The site had 613 employees (Full Time Equivalent) including 41 employees with disabilities in 2012. 3 employees with intellectual disabilities have been hired since April 2008 on workstations that needed little adaptation of equipment and they receive long-term support:
- employees were provided with information concerning disability in advance,
- 3 Bonduelle representatives trained to help these 3 employees integrate in the company as smoothly as possible.
The ESSEC award of the sustainable consumption industries aims to reward the best initiatives conducted by manufacturers of consumer packaged products in relation to Corporate Social Responsibility