TotalEnergies EP Uganda and Light for the World (LftW) have signed a two-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote equal, inclusive, and diverse employment for all qualified persons and to eliminate discrimination against Persons with Disabilities.
Under the MoU, LftW, a global disability inclusion and development organization, will support TotalEnergies EP Uganda to streamline internal disability inclusion frameworks, improve access of Persons with disabilities to various employment opportunities and deliver bespoke disability awareness trainings to the Company employees.
The MoU is in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals’ (SDG) theme ‘Leave no one behind,’ as well as SDG 8 ‘Reduced inequality’ and 10 ‘Decent work and economic growth’.
Through the implementation of the MoU activities, TotalEnergies EP Uganda seeks to amplify one of its key diversity actions ‘the recognition of abilities’.
Phillipe Groueix, the General Manager of TotalEnergies EP Uganda, said including and supporting employees with disabilities is an integral part of the oil company’s diversity policy. “As we grow our activities in Uganda, we are ensuring that our commitment to diversity is implemented as it draws on our intrinsic values of Respect for Each Other and Standing Together," Groueix said.
“With this partnership, we hope to demonstrate our concrete actions towards ensuring that our Company is all-inclusive, respects the rights of persons with disabilities, develops and implements non-discriminatory policies and practices, makes the Company premises and tools accessible, undertakes appropriate measures to enable job retention, and respects confidentiality of personal information regarding disability,” he added
The Country Director, LftW Silvester Kasozi noted that promoting disability inclusion within the extractives’ sector isn't just a matter of diversity but an imperative for progress and doing what is right.
By embracing the unique talent and perspectives of individuals with disabilities, we unlock innovation, drive efficiency, and build a more resilient industry, Kasozi said.
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