Prada strongly recognizes the intrinsic value of people who are disabled and commits to supporting all within its inclusion and sustainability agenda. The company is currently exploring different opportunities to define a long-term programme of activities, which will start with a commitment to hire individuals affected by trisomy 21 (Down’s syndrome) into its Italian retail network.
Lorenzo Bertelli, Prada Group Head of CSR, said: “The Valuable 500 community, which embraces a wide range of industries worldwide, is becoming stronger every day. I actively support the decision to join the coalition as I believe strongly in the value of diversity.” He added: “The different backgrounds of the companies adhering to the alliance is a crucial starting point to build a comprehensive global action plan, which will enrich all of us”.
Caroline Casey, Founder of The Valuable 500, said: “Prada’s commitment to The Valuable 500 as the first luxury fashion group is historic. Leaders such as Prada have the power to elevate and reframe the way that society thinks about disability. We cannot underestimate what a watershed moment this is.”