01/08/2019

Socia 3 – an example of diversity and inclusion

Social responsibility

Socia 3 an inspiration for inclusive practices

Socia 3 is an innovative firm based in France, with a staff base of 80% handicapped workers. The core business is centered on externalized payroll and follows a corporate social responsibility model to increase diversity and inclusion in the work environment.

TGS Global interviewed Amélie Bonetat, head of operations of Socia 3, to get a better understanding of the project and share with you the success and strategy of such a firm. 

Socia 3 was the first firm, ever, in France to follow such an inclusive business model. The firm is continually adapting its strategy to fit best the needs and interests of workers and their client-base. Socia 3  has served as a national and European reference in the domain and has shown that such projects are not only possible but also scalable. 

The project originated from Soregor in 2011 with the goal of directing corporate efforts at social responsibility. The final aim was to create an inclusive and sustainable framework, an adapted company/tailored business model, with a focus on integrating people with disabilities. 

Socia 3 was the first firm, ever, in France to follow such an inclusive business model. The firm is continually adapting its strategy to fit best the needs and interests of workers and their client-base. Socia 3  has served as a national and European reference in the domain and has shown that such projects are not only possible but also scalable. 

A successful model

Socia 3’s business model, throughout the years, has turned towards working with people with autism. The company is considered a valuable springboard as it

1. effectively integrates differently-abled within the firm

2. successfully guides them to an ordinary, normalized work environment. 

The feedback of the project has been extremely positive – whether it be from the team of Socia 3, the families of the staff, the clients or the government.

If you want to find out more about their success stories watch this video.

Challenging, but worth it

As one can imagine the project and Socia 3’s has faced many challenges. Ensuring an optimal work environment for personal development and allow for integration in the ordinary world of work is not always easy. It demands a fundamental understanding of the disability, adaptability on behalf of the team, and personalized follow-up of each person within the firm. However, Amélie was very enthusiastic at what they have achieved together where they were heading in the future. 

One of our greater accomplishments is the establishment of a professional guidance in the field of autism

Amélie Bonetat, head of operations of Socia 3

TGS Global thinks this project is innovative and inspiring, and we are pleased to share their success with you. Socia 3 is aligned with our values and vision of what is sustainable and how to work towards an inclusive yet profitable society. It’s about doing business, but with a clear direction and meaning.

 

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