Grupo Siro currently has four Special Employment Centers, three in Venta de Baños, Palencia, and one in Paterna, Valencia. In Jaén it also has a production line which fulfils Special Employment Center criteria. The people working at these Special Employment Centers account for more than 12% of the total Grupo Siro workforce, and 80% of them have some form of disability.
During 2012 the IPRES index of persons at risk of social exclusion stood at 13%. The model has been extended to other population segments, along with efforts to integrate other groups at risk of social exclusion: victims of gender violence, former convicts, ethnic Romani, etc. These jobs are adapted to the physical and personal circumstances of each employee, allowing all of them to perform their work with absolute normality.
The basis of Grupo Siro’s policy of Profitable Social Engagement is that it has to be profitable in itself to guarantee sustainability over time. Grupo Siro carries out these actions because they are the best way of integrating people at risk of social exclusion and making them responsible for their work, as would be the case with any other employee.
Grupo Siro factory in Medina del Campo
This commitment came into effect on September 18 2012 following acceptance by the United Nations Organization.
The Global Compact is an international initiative launched in 2000 and now has more than 10,500 corporate participants and other stakeholders from all over the world committed to a shared corporate ethics model guiding their operations.
By joining this project, we are committed to encouraging more widespread compliance with the ten best practice principles by all the stakeholders we have dealings with and to establishing measurement mechanisms that ensure performance by the initiative and the identification of opportunities for improvement in the value chain.
Under the Paralympic Friend program, a company sponsors a sportsperson from the local province or autonomous region with the aim of creating strong links between the two and with the immediate social environment.
Under this agreement, in 2007 Grupo Siro became a “Paralympic Friend" of the cyclist with physical disabilities Roberto Alcaide, one of the leading Paralympic sportspeople in Spain, and winner of a number of medals at the Paralympic Games and World Championships. In 2009 it extended its sponsorship contract with the Spanish Paralympic Committee for the sponsorship of another Paralympic cyclist, Cesar Neira.
The “Paralympic Friend” program aims to involve companies in promoting Paralympic sportspeople through socially responsible action.
For more information on the Paralympic Friend program, visit the website: www.paralimpicos.es/amigo
Fundación Más Familia Family-Responsible Company.
Forética for socially and ethically responsible management: The services and activities of Forética are characterized by being focused on the partners and the development of knowledge-based initiatives. Forética works in a unique way for its partners, for whom it provides a complete range of services based on consolidated methodologies that afford maturity and the capacity to adapt to the business environment.
The EFQM Excellence Model: A private not-for-profit association that since its creation has based its activity on the EFQM guidelines. These provide a model for self-assessment of group management, which enables us to improve and compare ourselves with other organizations. We are going to continue to work with this in pursuit of excellence. The four key strategic elements on which the Club Excelencia philosophy in management is based are:
Fundación EXECYL to identify and spread best business practices.
COCEMFE Confederación Coordinadora Estatal de Minusválidos Físicos de España.
Adhesion to the collaboration agreement between the ONCE Foundation, the Higher Sports Council (CSD) and the Spanish Paralympic Committee (CPE) for implementing the ADOP EMPLEO-PRAD 2012-2014 program. The initiative aims to assist in the professional development and integration of sportspeople who take part in the Paralympic Games in London into the labor market once they have ended their sporting careers.
This is made up of major Spanish companies who aim to promote and clear the way for full social and labor integration of people with disabilities.
National agreement for the integration of people at risk of social exclusion that combine forces to achieve better social and labor integration for this group. This makes the Federation of Job Placement Companies of Castile-Leon (FECLEI) a source of recruitment and pre- selection for all our work centers. It also provides the training needed by candidates to carry out the tasks in the jobs they perform.
Association of paraplegics and people with major disabilities of Castile-Leon.
Collaboration agreement with Fundación Seeliger y Conde to promote the integration into the labor market of people with functional diversity and to have the benefits of the services of a key consultancy in the business world.
Membership of the Dike Plan, a program of employment integration for victims of gender violence.
promotes the commitment of business to improve society with responsible actions aligned with company strategy and creating value for all.
SERES groups 100 companies that persue more and better Corporate Social Responsibility performing strategic business actions and therefore sustainable over time, contribute to the social integration of disadvantaged people. We believe in the importance of the actions of the companies to improve the social reality and thus involving all companies, regardless of their location and size.
´ptima Program for equal opportunities between men and women.
Incorpora program run by the Obra Social “La Caixa” (La Caixa Foundation) to promote greater integration of people at risk of social inclusion into the labor market and to promote social responsibility.
ACCEDER program. The aim is to integrate unemployed Gypsies in our work centers, particularly young people and women.
Confederation of charity and social organizations run by the Catholic Church in Spain.
A voluntary and public-interest humanitarian organization that operates under the protection of the Spanish state.
A Catholic development NGO made up of volunteers that since 1960 has been fighting poverty, hunger, malnutrition, disease, lack of education, underdevelopment and all its underlying causes.
ESIC Business & Marketing School and University Center, to form professionals capable of analyzing, making decisions and responding in a responsible fashion.
Asociación para el Progreso de la Dirección (Association for Progress in Management), with the aim of promoting training.
A collaboration agreement that provides an ongoing contribution to excellence in training and education by designing and executing a number of training plans that help the personal, academic and professional development of all the Group’s workers in all its centers and job positions.
Agreement with Fundación LAFER to participate in the third Master’s in Agricultural and Food Business Management (MGEA).
Collaboration agreement with the University of Burgos with the aim of developing joint training and research activities. The agreement also promotes the integration of university graduates with some form of disability into the labor market.
Fundación EDEM is a model for the training of executives and young talent. It is run by a trust made up of 25 prestigious companies in the region of Valencia. The aim of the agreement is to promote leadership and the spirit of entrepreneurship: to transmit, learn and share knowledge and experience of success in the business world by training people who can help us improve in our day-to-day activity and planning of the Group's future business.