Accessibility is fundamental anywhere, including in work spaces. It includes the physical and virtual structure, by communication and treatment of persons with disability.

For that reason, in the last years, Copel has been trying to improve itself for meeting these four fronts, especially through the adjustment of structures, training and information, so we may have an accessible and inclusive environment.

The Company has been improving its actions for complying with accessibility laws and affirmative action in public contests, in addition to establishing partnerships with institutions for a deeper approach of the theme. You can monitor Copel’s data through integrated reports published on an annual basis through the Sustainability portal.


Structural Accessibility

The Architectural subgroup of the Corporate Accessibility Program was responsible for implementing Architectural Accessibility, provided by NBR 9050, in properties occupied by Copel. Contracting of the projects was in 11 lots, covering all of the State of Paraná, in 2009, including administrative units and generation undertakings.

After delivery of the projects, many adjustment actions were performed in the various regions provided that, in 2015, execution of the accessibility work was performed in a more comprehensive way, through single coordination all across the State of Paraná, contracted in 5 lots, one per region.

Adaptation and renovation, concerning physical barriers, of all working spaces, all over Paraná are in their final stages, guaranteeing a work environment that is safer and more inclusive to the Company’s employees.

Accessibility - Sensitization

Behavioral accessibility is one of the dimensions of the accessibility program approaching inclusion of persons with disabilities at the company. In addition to adjusting its physical structure, Copel is also concerned with cultural matters relative to this theme in its environment.

 The behavioral dimension of the program approaches adequate treatment to persons with disability based especially on interpersonal relations.

The more informed and sensitized on this theme people are, the better will be interaction between people, whether in the work environment or in their personal lives.

For that reason, Copel periodically promotes courses and sensitization through its Diversity Program. Priority actions and improvement strategies are discussed by the Diversity Commission, which consults with concerned parties on this theme for ensuring coherence and pertinence of proposals.