The Executive Vice-President of Fundación ONCE, Alberto Durán and the President of TUBACEX, Álvaro Videgain, along with the CEO of TUBACEX, Jesús Esmorís, have signed an Inserta Agreement to foster the integration of disabled people in the Group’s workforce.
The agreement signed falls within the Social Inclusion and Social Economy Operational Program (POISES) developed by Fundación ONCE through Inserta Empleo, which is co-funded by the European Social Fund and aims to increase the training and employment of disabled people. It also forms part of one of the three priorities of the TUBACEX Foundation to foster equal opportunities in the company, with special attention to the integration of disabled people.
Alberto Durán has said that it is important for Fundación ONCE to have the commitment of TUBACEX “a multinational Spanish company, leader in its sector, with an extensive network of industrial facilities and commercial offices operating in a sector that can offer new opportunities to integrate into the labor market those people who have less opportunities than others and who need a job like anybody else in order to lead a normal life”. In this respect, he added that disabled people are just as productive workers as others and they are also used to facing a large number of barriers.
The President of TUBACEX, Álvaro Videgain, declared that this agreement represents a boost to the company’s commitment to inclusive hiring: “We want to form an active part of the process of integrating people with disabilities through their employability, building their capacities and hence, our business diversity”. Jesús Esmorís, CEO of TUBACEX has welcomed the possibility of developing joint action plans with Fundación ONCE “for its sustainable, innovative and inclusive spirit”. “It is a real opportunity to contribute to social change from the creation of value for companies thanks to the integration of diverse talent”, added Esmorís.
The TUBACEX Group will work with Inserta Empleo, the Fundación ONCE’s training and employment body, to address the selection process of candidates for jobs that the company may need, as well as to develop any training and professional qualification activities.
The agreement also includes the promotion of other actions that indirectly encourage the employment of disabled people through collaboration with special employment centers.
About Tubacex Group
TUBACEX is a multinational group with headquarters in Alava and a global leader in the supply of stainless steel and high-alloyed tubular solutions (tubes and accessories). It also offers a wide range of services from the design of tailored solutions to installation and maintenance operations.
It has production plants in Spain, Austria, Italy, the United States, India and Thailand and worldwide service centers and sales offices in 38 countries.
The main demand segments for the tubes manufactured by TUBACEX are the oil and gas, petrochemical, chemical and power generation industries.
TUBACEX has been listed on the Spanish Stock Market since 1970 and is part of the “IBEX SMALL CAPS” Index.
Inserta Empleo, the Fundación ONCE’s specialist entity for the employment and training of disabled people, was responsible for the management and development of the For Talent Program (Operational Program to Combat Discrimination 2007-2013), co-funded by the European Social Fund.
It is currently participating in the Youth Employment and Social Inclusion and Social Economy operational programs approved by the European Union for Spain for the period 2014-2020. The former involves two projects, entitled ‘Activate Your Talent’ and ‘Train your Talent’, while the second program has three projects: ‘Diverse Talent for Sustainable Companies’, ‘Boost your Talent’, and ‘Enhance your Talent’.