Popular, recognized as an agent for the inclusion of people with disabilities

Banco Popular Dominicano was recognized as an “Inclusion Agent” by the National Council on Disability (CONADIS) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) for their policies, good practices and the development of initiatives in favor of people with disabilities.

In addition to this distinction, the Banco Popular received nine RD stamps Includes in its 2022 version, which recognized inclusive practices, such as the Popular for All inclusion program, the census of employees with disabilities and the adaptations for accessibility of the new Parque Hábitat and Villa Mella II Hermanas Mirabal offices.

Likewise, the accessibility tool in the Popularenlinea.com web portal was awarded, designed to visually impaired peoplecognitive and mobility, as well as the dissemination of sign language in the field of customer service, the inclusion of the National School for the Deaf in the Popular Excellence scholarship program and the Accessible Training Center for collaborators.

Likewise, the bank also received an award for having contemplated an innovation project on universal accessibility within its Challenge Popular university entrepreneurship marathon.

In the last two years, the bank has obtained 24 RD stamps Includeswhich certifies good practices that promote the inclusion and full development of people with disabilities and their families in the country.

Promoters of social inclusion

About these awards,Antonia Antón de Hernández, Senior Executive Vice President of Human Management, Cultural Transformation, Credit Administration and Compliance, stated that “as promoters of social inclusion, our commitment seeks to improve the experience of our clients and collaborators with disabilities, through the establishment and strengthening of an accessible bank and inclusive, that reduces the access barriers to our physical and digital facilities and to the services and products offered”.

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In this way, aligned with the Principles of Responsible Banking and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, this year Popular signed a collaboration agreement with CONADIS to continue increasing equal rights, inclusion and access for people with disabilities in the bank.

Currently, the financial organization has 13 inclusive offices Y more than 60% of its ATMs have been adapted for the use of people with disabilities. Within a period of five years, the objective of increasing its workforce of collaborators with some type of disability by 10% has been proposed.

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