Sustainable employment is both a condition for and a result of the sound economic development of the Mainport. The network of over 320 direct destinations and the activities carried out at and around Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and our other airports constitute major drivers of the Dutch economy and employment. The transport of passengers and cargo generates 300,000 jobs. The Schiphol location alone accommodates some 500 companies that provide jobs for around 65,000 employees.
Inclusive business practice
Schiphol Group heightened its ambitions for inclusive business practice in 2015 and signed the Diversity Charter in the summer of that year. It has become one of our employment policy spearheads. In addition, in late 2015 we launched the 'Aviation Inclusive' collaboration project in conjunction with employer's association ANWV, which ties in with the Participation Act. Businesses in the Schiphol region expressed their intention to create more jobs for people with occupational disabilities. This programme took shape in 2016 with support from Schiphol Aviation College.