Business and Disability Networks

The ILO Global Business and Disability Network includes a number of business and disability networks that expand the reach of our global network to the national level. The ILO Global Business and Disability Networks encourages the set-up of such national networks, in particular in developing countries.

Below is a list of current business and disability networks members:

Australian Employers Network on Disability

The Australian Network on Disability (AND) is an organization funded by Australian private and public employers, established to advance the inclusion of people with disabilities in all aspects of business. The AND aims to support its members and other organizations to change their internal behaviors, attitudes and systems, and increase their knowledge so that they can confidently engage with disabled persons. The organization has over 100 members from a range of sectors, including banking, retail, education, recruitment, professional services, manufacturing and public administration.

Business Disability Forum, UK

Business Disability Forum is a not-for-profit member organisation that makes it easier and more rewarding to do business with and employ disabled people.  It builds disability-smart organisations to improve business performance by increasing confidence, accessibility, productivity and profitability.  This is done by bringing together business people, disabled opinion leaders and government to understand what needs to change if disabled people are to be treated fairly so that they can contribute to business success, to society and to economic growth.

Business Network for Social Inclusion, Brazil

The Business Network for Social Inclusion (Rede Empresarial de Inclusão Social) is the first and only business group exclusively dedicated to disability inclusion in the workplace in Brazil. Led by Serasa Experian, the network’s current 58 multinational and Brazilian member companies develop joint products, debate and share experiences and difficulties encountered in hiring and training persons with disabilities, actively engaging public authorities.

Canadian Business SenseAbility

Canadian Business SenseAbility is a national not-for-profit business network that offers expertise and resources to help businesses across Canada turn disability into business opportunity. It offers one-stop source of information and advice on disability inclusion from a Canadian business perspective.

Foro Inserta Responsable, Spain

Sponsored by Fundación ONCE and the European Social Fund, the Foro Inserta Responsable (FIR) is a business network in Spain that provides its members with an open space for social innovation. Its main goal is to promote training and employment for people with disabilities and share good CSR and disability inclusion practices. FIR helps and encourages companies to employ people with disabilities, and its members receive all range of HR services trough FSC Inserta. FIR currently has more than 80 members, including multinational companies, prominent business schools, disability movement representatives and CSR think tanks.

Inclusive Business Network, Costa Rica

The Inclusive Business Network (Red de Empresas Inclusivas) is a network of more than 60 companies in Costa Rica created with the purpose to increase the hiring of people with disabilities, exchange good practices between members and improve the image of the working population with disabilities in the country. This network is an initiative from the Costa Rican Business Association for Development (Asociación Empresarial para el Desarrollo), supported by the OAS, ILO, UNDP and the Ministry of Labour of Costa Rica.

Qaderoon Business Disability Network, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

The Qaderoon Network is an organization that aims to provide guidance, advice, trainings and best practice to employers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with a view to facilitate the recruitment and retention of employees with disabilities, through favourable government policy and disability confident work environment. Qaderoon works in coordination with multiple stakeholders, including governmental entities, the private sector and non-profit organizations.

South African Employers for Disability (SAE4D)

SAE4D is a non-profit business network that promotes the recruitment, retention and development of people with disabilities in the workplace in South Africa. It helps its members to ably deal with the array of issues and questions that arise in creating effective inclusion practices and policies, especially in what concerns compliance with the South African legal framework.