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We Are All Capable

Asturias December 3, 2014- Under the slogan “We are all capable” DuPont Asturias is going to celebrate the International Day of People with Disabilities with a  designed session in collaboration with the FSC Inserta Association, a group belonging to the ONCE Foundation for employment and training of persons with disabilities.

The session counted with the participation of Carlos Sierra and Eliecer Gutierrez both Labor Inclusion Technicians for Asturias; Alberto Suárez, Paralympic marathon champion and Jesús Fernández on behalf of ASPAYM, (Spinal Cord Injury Association and Major Physically Handicapped).

The employees were able to participate in several activities throughout the session including the attendance to a presentation given by Carlos Sierra, Jesús Fernández and Alberto Suárez, join some practical workshops that gave them the opportunity to test their skills on how to deal  with everyday situations, watch videos addressing the challenges but also the successes and the normalization of the people with disabilities, and see an exhibition at a stand with media articles published in the last months to exchange experiences and collect suggestions and comments.

“We are committed to attract talent and for this, we have to remove all barriers that can hide them: I don’t mean physical barriers but rather preconceptions about people with disabilities. I’m convinced that sessions like these, open the door to change our mindset to approach our own capabilities and limitations and those of others,” said Enrique Macián, president of DuPont in Spain and Portugal.


About FSC Insertia
FSC Insertia was born in 2009 with a firm commitment to integrate people with disabilities into the workplace. It is responsible for managing the ‘POR TALENTO’ Program, co-funded by the European Social Fund, a commitment to skills, qualifications and employment of people with disabilities from normalization and diversity. Training and quality jobs with long-term expectations are the main action points for this non-profit ONCE Foundation, which works for social groups at risk of social exclusion by creating employment opportunities and providing training.

About Aspaym
The National Federation Aspaym ASPAYM (Spinal Cord Injury Association and Major Physically Handicapped) was born in 1979 in order to promote the improvement of the quality of life of people with spinal cord injury and major physical disabilities as well as family members and/or relatives thereof.  Aspaym is present in 12 autonomous communities across 18 associations and 2 foundations, becoming the main associative exponent in Spain with more than 7,000 members and representing more than 30,000 people.

About DuPont
DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802.  The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment. For additional information about DuPont please visit