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Celebrating the International Day of Persons with Disabilities

CEVA supports its disabled workforce

December 3 is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, backed by the United Nations (UN) and the World Health Organization (WHO). The campaign day aims to promote community awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with a disability. Celebrating this awareness day reinforces the importance of securing the rights of people with disabilities, so they can participate fully, equally and effectively in society and face no barriers in their lives.

The 2023 campaign theme is “United in action to rescue and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for, with and by persons with disabilities”. It encourages employers to ensure that people with disabilities are provided with opportunities for fully valued and equally compensated productive employment – as part of UN SDG 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth and UN SDG 10 Reducing Inequalities. 

People with disabilities in logistics

At CEVA Logistics, we’re proud to be an equal opportunities employer. Diversity and inclusion is in our DNA. We know our people are our greatest asset. We aim to provide an environment where everyone feels valued and respected and can fulfil their potential.  

CEVA is a global business, with 110,000 employees. UN figures state that 1.3bn people, around 15 percent of the world’s population have a disability. And 80 percent of those people live within developing countries. And we aim to echo those statistics in our workforce.

We know that increased diversity leads to different perspectives and ideas. As an organization that’s focused on finding innovative solutions to logistics challenges, we want to find these fresh and bold new perspectives.  

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Inspiring Journeys: Our Employees' Triumphs

Globally, we are marking the International Day of Persons with Disabilities by sharing stories from our colleagues, who are living with a disability and how they are contributing to the business. And we’ll take time to reflect on the different presentations of disability and how wider team members can actively support their differently abled colleagues.

Phil's Story

Introducing Phil, a trailblazer at CEVA Logistics, leading the way in piloting a groundbreaking program with WorkFit and the Down Syndrome Association. Phil's dedication has opened doors for individuals with Down syndrome to enter the workforce, breaking down barriers and fostering a more inclusive work environment. His impact extends beyond his personal journey, as evidenced by the success of Parris Griffin, another participant in the WorkFit program supported by the CEVA team in Doncaster. Phil's commitment showcases CEVA as not just an employer but a catalyst for positive change, actively fostering diversity and inclusion within our workforce.
Witness Phil's impactful journey!

Carlos's Story

Meet Carlos Souza, an extraordinary member of the CEVA Logistics family, whose inspiring journey embodies resilience, determination, and triumph over challenges. Carlos faced an Acute Vascular Catastrophe (AVC), resulting in brain damage that brought forth physical impairments, communication difficulties, and cognitive challenges. Despite these obstacles, Carlos has not only overcome adversity but has become an integral part of our diverse and thriving global community at CEVA. His story is a testament to the unwavering spirit of our employees and CEVA's commitment to providing a supportive and inclusive workplace.
Be inspired by Carlos's remarkable journey!

Filip’s story

Learn more about Filip’s growth story within CEVA. Filip joined the operations in Poland for one month in 2018 and now is a specialist in the Supply Chain Management department who works as a forklift operator while coordinating a whole team. His hearing impairment never was an obstacle to accessing the training required and obtaining the right qualifications to develop his career within CEVA.
Witness Filip's impactful journey!

Read the empowering journey of Sathya

..and discover the remarkable stories that define our commitment to diversity. Join Sathya as she contributes to the Contract Logistics Value Added Service (VAS) department, showcasing resilience and joy despite hearing impairment.