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ACCIONA teams up with General Motors to promote social inclusion and employment for people with disabilities

01/31/2019

The company sponsored the inclusive “Juntos avanzamos GM” race that took place on Sunday 27 January in San Luis de Potosí. All of the funds raised from the race will be donated to the “Juntos, una experiencia compartida” not-for-profit association to directly support the social inclusion and employment of people with disabilities.

ACCIONA sponsored the inclusive “Juntos avanzamos GM” race for the second time, which was held on Sunday 27 January in San Luis Potosí, supported by the city’s Citizens Sports Council, the Municipal Sports Department and the Paralympics Sports Programme of the city’s sports institute (INPODE), among others. VIP guests at the event included the Olympic medallist, Saúl Mendoza, Mexico’s leading representative of paralympic sports.

All of the funds raised by the race will be donated to the “Juntos, una experiencia compartida” not-for-profit association to support the social inclusion and employment of people with disabilities. This association has managed to place more than 450 people with disabilities into employment with companies in San Luis Potosí’s industrial zone thanks to events such as this.

The race included different distances (3, 5 and 10 km) taking in the most emblematic sites around the city’s historical centre. In addition to the wheelchair category, there were age group categories for 18-29, 30-39, 40-49 and 50 years old and above. The prizes included 1,500 pesos for the winner of each category and 1,000 pesos for the runners-up and all participants were entered into a draw for one of the latest car models. #JuntosAvanzamos

Jaume Masnou Sanz, head of ACCIONA Service in Mexico, said,

“ACCIONA has a very close relationship with the automotive industry and these types of initiatives supporting causes and communities in San Luis Potosí encourage synergies that go beyond collaboration in business. On this occasion, it lies in the firm desire to create a real campaign in San Luis Potosí, which reflects ACCIONA’s own values of inclusion and diversity”.

ACCIONA Service has more than 50 years of experience providing comprehensive service solutions in the fields of infrastructure, industry and cities. It is one of the top five operators in the facility management/facility services sector, offering an extensive range of services such as cleaning, maintenance, support services, internal logistics, user services, support services, etc. It has been present in Mexico since 2014, with major contracts in the automotive, healthcare, education and retail sectors.

ACCIONA Service is a leading integral services management company in the automotive sector, with experience of more than 30 contracts in 10 countries with some of the leading automotive manufacturers.

ACCIONA Service is certified for ISO 9001 Quality Management System; ISO 14001 Environmental Management System; OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System; and SA 8000 Corporate Social Responsibility Management System, as well as being a pioneering company in obtaining ISO 22000 Food Safety Management System accreditation.

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