Hispano-Suiza partners art exhibition with sheltered workshop
Hispano-Suiza and the Argenteuil sheltered workshop organized an exhibition of art works created by people with disabilities at the company's headquarters from November 15-19. Works done by Hispano-Suiza employees were also displayed. The exhibition, which included paintings, ceramics and wood sculptures, received an enthusiastic response from company staff.
One of the objectives of the exhibition was to increase awareness among Hispano-Suiza employees of disability issues and promote dialogue. A collective mural on the theme of travel gave all the participating artists a chance to pool their talents.
The mural was unveiled during a vernissage reception on November 18. The event welcomed 60 people, including the mayor of Colombes, Philippe Sarre, along with his staff and representatives of the Val d'Oise region Agefiph association (which helps promote employment for people with disabilities) and the APAJH association (which aids adults and young people with disabilities). Also attending were members of the local business community, disability correspondents from the Safran group and members of the Hispano-Suiza executive committee, including Chairman and CEO Olivier Horaist.
The mural is unveiled by Jany Deneux, Director of the ESAT Sheltered Workshop, and Olivier Horaist, Chairman and CEO of Hispano-Suiza
Olivier Horaist and Philippe Sarre, Mayor of Colombes
The event illustrated Hispano-Suiza's commitment to supporting the inclusion of people with disabilities, aligned with the Safran group's diversity and equal opportunity policy.
Also in conjunction with Disability Week, the Agefiph association for the employment of the disabled organized an initiative called "One Day, One Profession". Several people with disabilities were paired for a day with a Hispano-Suiza employee, giving them a chance to discover a new sector or profession.