We are committed to a future full of opportunities for young people
Fundación MAPFRE received the award in the Third Sector /Educational Institution category for its social employment program
The award acknowledges the work of companies and third sector entities, which create job opportunities for unemployed youth in our country.
The Fundación MAPFRE Social Employment Program is comprised of the Juntos Somos Capaces and Accedemos projects. The first project focuses on encouraging labor insertion of people with intellectual disability or some type of mental illness. In 2016 alone, over 430 people were able to find their first employment. The second project, “Accedemos” encourages employment by backing SMEs, the self-employed and social entities that need to reinforce their team. It also has a line of action that helps to incorporate young, unemployed people in the labor market.
This recognition demonstrates our values: we believe in promoting and making employment accessible, we believe in improving the relation between companies, and the value of this type of initiatives. This results in greater competitiveness and in social and economic development.
Some of the factors considered by the jury when making the decision, include the impact of the projects, their consistency and permanency over time, their innovative nature and their scope. The jury was formed by 10 renowned experts, namely Ángel de Miguel Casas, President of the Consejo Escolar del Estado (State School Council); Rosalía Serrano, Managing Director of Vocal Training of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport; along with important professionals from the world of business and the social and foundation environment.
This recognition is an incentive to continue the commitment to employment and young talent: one of the major challenges that our society should deal with, and which is a priority for Fundación MAPFRE. For a more sustainable and competitive model of society.