ISS Mexico has received a corporate responsibility reward for best practices in personnel care within construction and cleaning. The award, called Dignified Job, acknowledges good practices in salaries, labour responsibility and legal accomplishments.
ISS Mexico was one of only two recipients, out of 100 contestants, in Mexico City to receive the award. The acknowledgement was endorsed by the Global Union UNI, whose global unions sector represents more than 9,000 trade unions. Some of Mexico’s largest companies were in the running for the award, and UNI found that ISS Mexico best met the criteria for the award in terms of wage, labour responsibility and legality.
The Mayor of Mexico City, Miguel Angel Mancera, presented ISS Mexico with the award at a formal ceremony, and stressed the importance of dignified jobs especially in relation to meeting minimum wage requirements.
The Head of the Ministry of Labour and Employment Promotion (STyFE), Amalia Garcia Medina, held a speech at the ceremony and underlined the importance of companies that create dignified job opportunities:
“The goal is that companies will make the decision to regulate themselves to ensure that the rights promoted by STyFE are upheld.”
She continued by supporting the Mayor’s statement concerning the importance of dignified salaries, by saying:
“The minimum wage increase is the backbone of the New Labour Culture. It is essential to increase the minimum wage because it will guarantee at least the minimum conditions for a dignified life.”
ISS Mexico takes part in the New Labour Culture, which will potentially benefit about seven million people in Mexico.
Paulina Sánchez Santos, ISS frontline employee in Mexico City, contributed with her ideas and appraisal for the company at the ceremony. See a video of the event below (in Spanish)