Prada Group Joins The Valuable 500

Prada Group Is The First Luxury Fashion Group To Join The Valuable 500

With A Pledge To Higher People Affect By Down’s Syndrome, Prada Expands Their Commitment To Inclusivity

The Prada Group is now the first luxury fashion company to join The Valuable 500, the global community dedicated to radically transforming the business system for the benefit of people with disabilities.

The Valuable 500 was created by Binc, the organization founded by Caroline Casey in 2015, with a mission to ignite a historic global movement for a new age of business inclusion – capitalizing on Casey’s 18-year track record of success engaging over 450 organisations. The campaign has won three awards: a Cannes Lion, D&AD, and a BIMA.

The Valuable 500 community, which embraces a wide range of industries worldwide, is becoming stronger every day. I actively support the decision to join the coalition as I believe strongly in the value of diversity. The different backgrounds of the companies adhering to the alliance is a crucial starting point to build a comprehensive global action plan, which will enrich all of us.

Lorenzo Bertelli, Prada Group Head of CSR

Their goal is to persuade 500 multinational companies that have at least 1,000 employees to make a public commitment to advance disability inclusion in their organization. By engaging the most influential business leaders and brands, they wish to create a tipping point that unlocks the social and economic value of the 1.3 billion people living with disabilities around the world, and the millions of us who will become disabled over time.

Prada’s commitment to The Valuable 500 as the first luxury fashion group is historic. Leaders such as Prada have the power to elevate and reframe the way that society thinks about disability. We cannot underestimate what a watershed moment this is.

Caroline Casey, Founder of The Valuable 500

The Prada Group is currently exploring different opportunities to define a long-term program of activities, which will start with a commitment to hire individuals affected by trisomy 21 (Down’s syndrome) into its Italian retail network.