In 2014, the State Secretariat for the Rights of the Person with Disability – SEDPcD – created in the State of São Paulo the award “Best Companies for Employees with Disability", the second edition took place in 2015.

Therefore, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) the SEDPcD/SP propose to realize an international edition of the award entitled Global Recognition “Good Practices for Employees with Disability”, with a ceremony of the recognition which will take place on December 2nd, 2016, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

The goal is to identify and highlight the good practices for inclusion of persons with disabilities in the labor market, publicly recognizing the successful initiatives of companies that are positive examples in this important challenge of building inclusive companies, designed for all. These organizations are awarded symbolically with a trophy, and valued for their investments and strategies used to include, in an ethical and responsible manner, disabled professionals in its staff. It is an excellent opportunity for them to become more attractive to the best talents and to become a reference for other companies.

All companies appointed, will not only be internationally recognized by the dissemination in numerous channels, but their experiences will be listed in a publication about this initiative, in Spanish, English, and Portuguese, which will be made by the State Secretariat for the Rights of the Persons with Disabilities of São Paulo after the event, and widely distributed around the world, in addition to appearing on the SEDPcD/SP's website:, and in the website of the institutions interested on this subject.