For Bull, individual differences are a strength that can boost creativity and promote innovation. The Group is a frontrunner in diversity, especially through its disability awareness initiative (Mission Handicap) launched over 20 years ago. This commitment was ratified once again, with the signing of the fourth disability awareness agreement in 2014.
Various activities within the business – covering recruitment, retention, training and awareness of people with disabilities – have helped Bull to achieve an employment rate for people with disabilities that is 3.4% higher than the average for IT companies.
In the recruitment phase, the disability awareness initiative gives the Group a greater presence at job fairs and builds strong partnerships with disability bodies, specialist educational institutions and occupational rehabilitation centers.
Also, in collaboration with the recruitment team, a specific integration process for people with disabilities has been created.
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If one of our employees is faced with a disability, the HR and Mission Handicap teams – working closely with the company doctor – immediately put in place measures to compensate wholly or partly for that disability, so he or she can working, growing and developing at Bull with total peace of mind.
This can be achieved, for example, by equipping them with specialist workstations or ergonomic chairs, providing screens and software adapted for visual impairment, or using hearing aids and other appropriate devices.
The Group actively supports sheltered working environments for those with disabilities and for several years it has been providing various services and benefits to so-called ‘workplace-supported establishments and services’ (ESATs) and ‘adapted enterprises’ (EAs) in France, including the maintenance of green spaces, collecting paper for recycling, printing communications materials, and packing and distribution of documents.
Bull has long been using its passion for innovation to support digital accessibility, through the Bull Institute. The Institute is engaged in development activities and providing expertise to provide IT resources that are already adapted to using specific tools such as braille displays, screen readers and character magnification software that are used by people with visual impairments to access written information that has not been digitized. The software development work involved is carried out by retired Bull employees.