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21 May 2019

Disability in the workplace: URGO GROUP’s industrial division deploys an awareness-raising approach for its employees

Chevigny-Saint-Sauveur, le 21 mai 2019 URGO Group’s industrial division, URGO Industries, has received in Chevigny-Saint-Sauveur today the ESA workers (Work Settlement and Support Services) from the Burgundy Workshops, for a day dedicated to disability at work.

This event is a part of URGO Group’s global approach, which deploys solidarity initiatives in all its businesses. URGO Industries aims to raise through this day, the awareness of its employees and to support the handling of disability in the workplace.

Based on a partnership between URGO Industries and the Ateliers de Bourgogne for nearly 20 years, this initiative brought together 7 ESATs and 119 workers with disabilities, involved in the manual conditioning of some medical devices (dressings) from URGO Medical range, URGO Group’s medical division.

The first edition’s program:

  • ESAT workers were able to discover the manufacturing environment of the Chevigny-Saint-Sauveur site by means of a factory visit and interactive workshops for simulating the manufacture of a dressing;
  • URGO Group’s employees awareness over disability at work through communication actions and different testimonials;
  • Finally, Ateliers de Bourgogne and URGO Group’s employees met for a friendly moment around different events offered by ESAT staff (gourmet market, paintings exhibition …)

This first edition, marked by rich moments of exchange and learning, was acclaimed by both teams. The appointment is already taken for next year!

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