- Fundameco is a non-governmental non-profit organization aimed at promoting the rights and social inclusion of people with disabilities.
- Employees with disabilities work in administrative, distribution and inventory areas.
San José, Costa Rica. Constructora MECO received for the third consecutive year, two awards and an honorable mention for its inclusive practices, thanks to the support and advice of Fundameco, a non-governmental non-profit organization aimed at promoting the rights and social inclusion of people with disabilities.
This year, MECO received the award “Costa Rica Incluye” (Costa Rica Includes) in the Inclusive Recruitment and Community and Inclusion categories, as well as an honorable mention in Inclusive Customer Service. The prizes are awarded by the International Labor Organization (ILO), the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the National Council for Rehabilitation and Special Education and the Ministry of Labor, as a way to encourage and raise awareness of the employment needs of this population.
Since 2012, Constructora MECO has made the integration of people with disabilities one of its strategic areas of business. There are currently 5 people with a condition associated with disability working in various areas of the company, and more than 150 employees are trained on topics related to Human Rights and respect to differences. There is also an inclusion commission; the Labor Inclusion Guide, a very resourceful tool, and many other initiatives that allow the Company to be more and more inclusive.
“These awards represent an effort of Constructora MECO to make a difference, and also a commitment to continue working alongside our partners year after year, to recognize the abilities, skills and talents of people with disabilities and especially in an area such as the construction business” said Ligia Calderón, Human Resource Manager at Constructora MECO.
Our commitment at Constructora MECO is to ensure the welfare and labor participation of people with disabilities. It also extends to schools within the public network in Costa Rica and at-risk communities such as La Carpio, where the rights of this population are promoted through our RECONOCIÉNDONOS (Recognizing Ourselves) and ALTERNATIVAS (Alternatives) programs.