03 December 2020

Orange raises awareness of disability and continues its commitment to a more inclusive society

Orange gives its employees a voice to change people’s perceptions and raise awareness about different types of disability.

On the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Orange is sharing an awareness film made using the stories of employees who are directly or indirectly affected by disability in their work environment

Orange gives its employees a voice to change people’s perceptions and raise awareness about different types of disability.

The “Au bout du fil” podcast produced by Orange, which breaks down the latest digital trends, also gives the mic to Group employees in three episodes:

  • How to raise awareness and change perceptions of disability?
  • Why is digital accessibility one of Orange’s focusses?
  • How do Orange employees commit to the inclusion of people with disabilities within the company?

While 80% of disabilities are invisible, Orange is combatting stereotypes, ignorance and preconceived ideas about various forms of disability that limit a person’s opportunities for employment and inclusion. For many years now, Orange has been committed to a more inclusive and sustainable society, where differences help make us collectively stronger. In France, Orange employs over 5,200 employees with disabilities who are supported with everything from the onboarding process to the accessibility of their work environment by over 120 liaison officers across the whole of France.

The Orange Group supports the GSMA’s initiative, a framework aimed at inspiring the mobile phone industry to improve its inclusion of people with disabilities, which is being launched today.

These actions fall under Orange’s contribution towards the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). The Group has committed to six major SDGs, including SDG number 10 linked to reducing inequalities.

Marc PINON
03/12/2020 15:00 CET