Disability Week from 17 to 23 November was an opportunity for Bouygues Travaux Publics, in partnership with Handisport, to raise awareness among its employees thanks to the first HandiTour to be held in the Paris region. This is not the first action taken by the Bouygues Construction subsidiary, as in September it brought together 250 employees on its Nîmes-Montpellier Bypass worksite.
On 20 and 21 November, three Ile-de-France worksites of Bouygues Travaux Publics took action to raise awareness of disability with a range of fun and sporting activities. The programme involved testimony from an employee regarding his disability and his career, together with concrete examples, allowing employees to experience the everyday life of a person with a disability through workshops led by Handisport. Learning the worksite lexicon in sign language, Torball (ball sport played by people with visual impairment), travelling with a guide and in a wheelchair; in short, plenty of activities to raise the awareness of our 110 employees.
As almost 60% of the disabled employees of Bouygues Travaux Publics work on sites, this HandiTour is essential for improving understanding of disability. Human Resources have carried out other actions, including producing a leaflet on disability and sending it to the homes of all employees, appointing a disability officer and forming a disability committee, job retention measures, etc. The business's aim is to help employees with disabilities to improve their everyday life and maintain their health (changes to their workstations, specific monitoring by Occupational Health, etc.). This is a sustainable ambition for Bouygues Construction, as in 2009, DV Construction was the first subsidiary to organise a HandiTour.