TVH Forklift Parts has been recognised as an "integration enterprise" by the Belgian ministry for Mobility, Social Economy and Equal Opportunities.
The recognition is given for eight years starting from the employment date of the first integration employee. TVH human resource manager Gerd Bellemans says the recognition is given to companies that commit to employing the "underprivileged and involve them in the realisation of the companies' objectives".
Bellemans says TVH is committed to hiring 40 competent integration employees in four years from the employment date of the first employee. Its first integration employee was hired in 2006.
He boasts that the recognition is a logical consequence of the "dynamic, positive personnel management" of TVH.
"The company wants to give everybody opportunities and always judges employees on their potential instead of their shortcomings."