Socially responsible

Socialment responsables - RSC

Since 2015, the Institut Guttmann has decided to make a clear and decisive commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility as a policy of value across the entire organization, thus becoming a leading organization in the health 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 social commitment of the Institut Guttmann promotes values that are essential to the organisation, with legal, ethical and responsible behaviour that it maintains and promotes among all the relationships it establishes, and which is reported on annually in this Report – Social Balance Sheet / CSR Report but also in 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 complete informative transparency and its institutional website has a Transparency Portal where it publishes and regularly updates all the information and documentation related to its management, programmes and action policies, audit results and accreditations, among others.

The Institut Guttmann Foundation is accountable to the Protectorate of Foundations, the guardianship, control and supervision body of the Departament de Justícia (Department of Justice) of the Generalitat de Catalunya, as well as to the Departament de Salut and the Ministerio de Hacienda (Ministry of Finance) of the Spanish Government.

The annual programme of the Direction-Management includes the main actions proposed to strengthen our CSR and Compliance Management System and at the same time to respond in the Strategic Plan 2014-2020. Below is a table showing compliance by objective of the Institutional and CSR Programme.

Achievement of strategic objectives:

Strategic objectivesFirst Q.Second Q.Annual
Percentage of overall achievement26,93%67,26%92,84%
SOCIAL PRESTIGE27,24%67,21%92,61%

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.

To promote the reduction of social inequalities of people with disabilities by promoting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), specifically those SDGs directly related to disability with the focus on Agenda 2030 which is also one of the objectives of the Institut Guttmann. Since 2015 we have responded to 5 SDGs, and this year with the desire to grow and report more responsibly on our activity, we have incorporated SDG number 17 related to the Alliances to achieve the objectives.