APM, Australia’s leading provider of disability employment services, is strengthening its commitment to disability inclusion in business by announcing its membership of The Valuable 500.
APM is one of the first ten global companies which is committing to place disability inclusion on their board agendas as part of The Valuable 500 – a global campaign to raise awareness of the value of the over 1 billion disabled people across the world.
The campaign recognises that when businesses take the lead and take action, society will follow leading to real change being made.
The Valuable 500 launched at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Summit in Davos in January and is calling on global business leaders to become accountable for disability inclusion in their businesses.
Group CEO, Michael Anghie, said APM was proud to become the first Australian business to sign up to The Valuable 500 Campaign. He commented,
“APM operates in ten countries and we support more than 350,000 people to improve their lives each year in a variety of programs, with a strong focus on helping drive better outcomes for people with disability.
“We are also Australia’s largest provider of disability employment services and every single day we see the social, business and economic value of people with disability and the benefit of greater inclusion in our work places and communities.
“We are pleased to join The Valuable 500 Campaign to help improve the lives of people with disability and get disability firmly on the business agenda so more companies realise what great employees they’ve been missing out on. One in five Australians live with a disability, that’s more than four million people and we all have a role to drive greater workplace and community diversity.
“Everyone has a right to a job, respect and inclusion. People with disability are no different; this is about fairness and doing the right thing.”
APM joins global brands Virgin Media, BraunAbility, Cinepolis, Unilever, Barclays, Accenture, Microsoft, Fujitsu, and Danske Bank as the first ten global businesses to sign up to the disability inclusion campaign.
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