Kelly’s Centra of Mountain Top Letterkenny have been shortlisted for the prestigious ‘Zero Project’ award for the second year in a row. The Zero Project award recognises businesses for providing people with disabilities with employment.
The hugely popular businesses was nominated for the project back in June, but have now been formally shortlisted.
Just 140 practices in the world were shortlisted this year, and Kelly’s Centra is one of the 15 selected in all of Europe.
The Zero Project focuses on the rights of disabled persons globally and rewards businesses for Innovative Practices and Policies.
10% of staff at Kelly’s Centra have disabilities, bringing real diversity to their team.
Manager of Kelly’s Centra, Mairtin Kelly expressed his delight, and stated that the company would continue to dedicate themselves to create job opportunities for those with disabilities.
Kelly told Donegal Daily, “We’re delighted our store complex was nominated for this prestigious World wide award by James McClean, a community Activist from Letterkenny specializing in promoting the inclusion of people with disabilities in everyday life.
“In line with the guidelines outlined in the UNCRPD (The United Nations Convention on Rights for People with Disabilities) of which he worked on the formulation of in New York.
“Kelly’s was nominated as they have consistently shown an openness and encouragement to people with disabilities to become part of Kelly’s diverse workforce, they also try to make people with disabilities and their families welcome as customers in their complex as well.”
About the Zero Project:
The Zero Project has completed the first round of the shortlisting process for Innovative Practices and Policies in the field of accessibility. It has identified 140 nominations for Innovative Practices and 34 for Innovative Policies from 62 countries Across September, more than 3.000 experts of Zero Project network will decide upon the final selection of Innovative Practices and Policies 2018.
Vienna, 04/09/17: The Zero Project researches the status of the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD) around the world and, this year, is focusing on the topic accessibility.
The Zero Project’s Call for Nominations of Innovative Practices and Innovative Policies produced an incredible 371 Nominations from 76 countries.
The Zero Project team, with the help of its partners and experts network, has now finished shortlisting those nominations that best live up to its three criteria: Innovation, Impact and Scalability, ahead of the final vote.
All shortlisted practices will now go to a final vote, where over 3,000 trusted individuals from around the globe will review the nominations.
The overall aim is to award a total of around 50 to 70 Innovative Practices and 10 to 15 Innovative Policies at the Zero Project Conference in February 2018 at the UN Vienna.