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Seeing disability in a new light

[ December 6, 2021   //   ]

Associated British Ports (ABP) lit up eight of its buildings to mark the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities on 3 December.

Ayr, Barrow-in-Furness, Cardiff, Grimsby, Hull, Immingham, King’s Lynn, Southampton and Troon all took part in the annual PurpleLightUp day, seven of them for the first time.

PurpleLightUp celebrates the efforts of all persons living with visible or invisible disabilities, who are playing their part in supporting the UK economy. 

ABP’s chief HR officer, Alison Rumsey, said:

“At ABP, we continue to be committed to the development of a more inclusive working community and we recognise the importance our ports can play in increasing diversity in the workplace. By lighting up our buildings across ports in purple, we wanted to highlight the valuable contribution that our colleagues living with disabilities make and express our gratitude to them for their dedication in keeping Britain trading.”

ABP added that the International Day focuses on the exclusion and inequalities that people with disabilities face world-wide, many of which have been intensified by the Covid 19 crisis.