The ten principles of the Kenya Business and Disability Network Charter provide a framework to help enterprises achieve business success while simultaneously creating equal opportunities for people with disabilities. The Charter Self-Assessment Tool can help you identify areas for improving your company’s disability inclusion policies and practices
Respect and promotion of rights
Promote and respect the rights of persons with disabilities, including by raising awareness and eliminating stigma and stereotypes faced by persons with disabilities.
Develop polices and practices that protect persons with disabilities from all types of discrimination.
Equality of treatment and opportunities
Promote equal treatment and equal opportunities for persons with disabilities, including by providing reasonable accommodation in the recruitment process, on-the-job, apprenticeships, training, job retention, career development and other relevant terms and conditions of employment.
Progressively make the company’s physical and digital environment, including communications and information, accessible for all employees with disabilities.
Undertake appropriate measures to enable current employees who acquire a disability to retain or return to their employment.
Respect confidentiality of personal information regarding disability.
Attention to all types of disabilities
Consider the needs of those persons with disabilities who face particular challenges accessing the labour market, including persons with intellectual and psychosocial disabilities.
Promote employment of persons with disabilities among business partners and other companies and collaborate with business networks on disability as well as with organizations working to advance the rights of persons with disabilities.
Review regularly the company disability inclusion policies and practices for their effectiveness.
Report on company efforts to promote the employment of persons with disabilities to all relevant stakeholders and share information and experiences with the members of the Kenya Business and Disability Network (KBDN). The KBDN will utilize the company reports and practices in its own communication, wherever relevant.
On 10 December 2021, the KBDN held its annual meeting, in which it elected Safaricom as its Chair, Signs Media Kenya as 1st Vice-Chair and United Disabled Persons of Kenya (UDPK) as 2nd Vice-Chair. Further, Coca-Cola Beverages Africa-Kenya, Nyali ..
British American Tobacco Kenya(BAT Kenya), joined the Kenya Business and Disability Network on 5th October 2021, officially formalizing its membership by signing both the 10 principle-KBDN charter and the KBDN membership commitment form. This officia..
The Government of Kenya in 2018, as part of its Global Disability Summit commitments, undertook measures to eliminate stigma and discrimination against persons with disabilities in the country. One of the key measures was to increase awareness on dis..