Corporate responsibility includes helping disabled

Social responsibility is a major aspect of company management here.

For some firms this means sending employees to Pacific beaches to pick up plastic bottles and other trash.

For the Instituto Nacional de Seguros, the state insurance agency, responsibility means providing a venue for disabled crafts people.

That is what is scheduled to happen today at the insurance company’s central location on Avenida 7 north of Parque España. In conjunction with the Asociación Nacional de Artesanos con Discapacidad a two-day crafts fair begins at 8:30 a.m.

The insurance institute said it expects some 40 crafts persons with about 20 of them being senior citizens.

The association has similar fairs at other government agencies including the Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social, the Poder Judicial, the Tribunal Supremo de Elecciones, the Contraloría General de la República and the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad.

The crafts people also exhibit and sell their works at various fairs and parks.

The insurance institute said that the two-day fair is in compliance with Ley 7600 that guarantees equal opportunity for the disabled.

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