Royal Schiphol Group wins inclusiveness award

Royal Schiphol Group has won the Award Diversiteit in Bedrijf 2019 (2019 Diversity in Business Award) in the major businesses category for its Luchtvaart Inclusief (Inclusive Aviation) initiative. Some 36 employers at the airport are associated with Luchtvaart Inclusief and are making efforts to offer a place to work to individuals with limited opportunities on the labour market. The Supervisory Board of Diversiteit in Bedrijf assessed the best practices based on the following criteria: innovativeness, transferability and effectiveness. What makes Luchtvaart Inclusief so unique according to them is the sector approach. The implementation of the Luchtvaart Inclusief programme is the responsibility of the Luchtvaart Community Schiphol (LCS), the Schiphol aviation community organisation.

Schiphol is a wonderful and dynamic place to work. Together with our partners at the airport, we are busy providing work to individuals with an occupational disability. Everyone who wants to work and who can make a contribution is welcome at Schiphol, whether it's office work or operational. We want to give talented people a chance and are proud that they want to work at Schiphol and contribute to the quality of our airport.
Dick Benschop, CEO of Royal Schiphol Group
'It is our ambition that 100 companies join Luchtvaart Inclusief and that every year 100 individuals with an occupational disability gain access to a long-term job at Schiphol. Since June 2018, some 80 individuals with an occupational disability have found a job or a work experience position at Schiphol.
Francien David, Director of Luchtvaart Community Schiphol

About Diversiteit in Bedrijf
Diversiteit in Bedrijf is an initiative of the Labour Foundation (Stichting van de Arbeid), a national consultative body comprising the leading trade union federations and employers’ associations in the Netherlands: the Confederation of Netherlands Industry and Employers (VNO-NCW), Royal Association MKB-Nederland (the Dutch association of small and medium-sized enterprises), the Dutch Federation of Agriculture and Horticulture (LTO Nederland), the Dutch Trade Union Confederation (FNV), the National Federation of Christian Trade Unions in the Netherlands (CNV) and and the Trade Union Federation for Professionals (VCP). The Dutch Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment provided funding for the implementation.