Socially responsible

Socialment responsables - RSC

In 2015 the Institut Guttmann made a clear commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility as a policy to offer value across the whole organisation, becoming a leading organisation in the healthcare sector.

In fact, since 2017 the Institutional Policy of Corporate Social Responsibility of the Institut Guttmann is the document that, in line with the foundational objective, expresses the will, the objectives, the orientation, the strategies and the continuous action of the management system of Corporate Social Responsibility and Compliance of the Institut Guttmann Foundation, from the voluntary involvement and beyond what is established by the current legislation.

The Institut Guttmann’s commitment to social responsibility promotes values that are essential for the organisation and with lawful, ethical and responsible behaviour that it maintains and promotes within all the relationships it establishes, and that is reported annually in this Annual Report / Corporate Social Responsibility Report and also based on the accreditations of the Joint Commission International, the SR10, the Economy of the Common Good, the GRPD, the ISO 14001 and the EMAS.

The Institut Guttmann exercises a policy of total information transparency, and the institute’s website has the Transparency, Code of Ethics and Good Governance Portal where it publishes and regularly updates all information and documentation related to its management, programmes and lines of action, audit results, and accreditations, among others

The Fundación Institut Guttmann is accountable to the Protectorate of Foundations, a body of the Justice Department of the Generalitat de Catalunya concerned with guardianship, control and supervision, as well as the Department of Health and the Ministry of Finance of the Government of Spain. The annual programme of the Directorate-Management includes the main actions proposed to strengthen our CSR and Compliance Management System and at the same time respond to the Strategic Plan 2020-2025. The table of compliance by objectives of the Institutional and CSR Programme is detailed below.

Achievement of strategic objectives:

Level of achievement of strategic objectives:
Strategic objectivesFirst Q.Second Q.Annual
Overall percentage achieved34.38%57.06%84.73%
SOCIAL PRESTIGE30.88%50.81%82.16%

Committed to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

In addition to the accreditations and other mandatory and voluntary audits that the Institut Guttmann regularly undergoes, its social commitment is closely linked to innovation linked to the discourse on disability. A renewed discourse found in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in 2006, ratified by more than 20 countries including Spain in 2008, one of its reference documents.

The Convention advocates a change in the social model of disability, the creation of a social narrative based on

  • The new perspective of Rights as stated in the Convention, placing special emphasis on personal autonomy and empowerment.
  • A change in the social model of disability with full co-responsibility of all individuals equally.
  • A new social narrative that demands the reduction of social inequalities due to disability.

We promote the reduction of social inequalities for people with disabilities by following the “Sustainable Development Goals” (SDG), specifically those SDGs directly related to disability with the focus on the 2030 Agenda, which is also one of the objectives of the Institut Guttmann. Since 2015 we have already responded to 6 SDGs.