[GSEF2016]: Lantegi Batuak, A Social Business Transforming Market and Company Needs Into Opportunities For People With Disabilities In Bilbao

Category: 
Europe
SSE Organisation
Class: 
Social enterprise
Social innovation

Presented at: GSEF2016 Montreal

Organisation: LANTEGI BATUAK Fundazioa (Organización de la economía social)

Date: September 8, 2016

Presenter: Mr. Txema Franco Barros (Chief Executive Officer)

Contacts: tf@lantegi.com

Summary

Lantegi Batuak is a social business created in 1983 by Gorabide, an association of families and people with mental disabilities, under the legal form of a Foundation. Nowadays, more than 3000 people (85% with disabilities) work in Lantegi Batuak, and one in every three of those with disabilities live in or around Bilbao. The enterprise operates in the outsourcing sector, with more than one thousand private and public customers, belonging to a wide range of activities (industrial and services). Lantegi Batuak bases its management on values centered on people, their participation, the social economy, sustainability, innovation and the search for managerial excellence. In the last seven years, in the middle of the economic recession and crisis (2009-2015), more than 500 new positions for people with disabilities were created in collaboration with local businesses and public administrations, such as the City of Bilbao.