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The President of IAG, Antonio Vázquez, visits the Envera Building and reaffirms his commitment to people with intellectual disabilities.

Madrid | September 29, 2020

Antonio Vázquez, Chairman of IAG (group that includes Iberia, British Airways, Vueling, Aer Lingus and Level), visited this Tuesday the Envera Building, headquarters in Madrid of Envera - Association of Iberia Employees Parents of People with Disabilities, a non-profit organization that was born 43 years ago in the heart of this airline and today is a consolidated reference and open to the whole society for the care and inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities in the labor market.

avazquezenvera2003Vázquez, whose career has been linked for years to Envera and its social work, has seen firsthand the assistance services that benefit more than 2,500 people with intellectual disabilities each year, including the Early Attention and Neurodevelopment Service for Children and Adolescents which is a reference center in the Community of Madrid.

The President of IAG also shared some very special moments with the students of the Destino Empleo and Secondary Education training programs, recalling the solidarity concerts in favor of Envera in which Vázquez has participated. One together with the universal tenor Plácido Domingo, at the Teatro de la Zarzuela, and another at the Christmas Concert held at the National Auditorium.

The students also took advantage of his visit to present him with an emotional gift: historical photographs of the emblematic La Muñoza farmhouse (Barajas airport), which today is the headquarters of IAG in Spain.


Complying with the security protocols in front of COVID-19, the visit could not access the Residence with Occupational Center where 48 people with intellectual disabilities live, although Vázquez was able to greet the residents while maintaining a safe distance.

The president of Envera, José Antonio Quintero, and its CEO, Enrique Grande, thanked the president of IAG for the commitment he always shows for the welfare and inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities and stressed the importance of companies developing their CSR (competitive social responsibility) plans so that no one is left behind during the crisis we are experiencing. Something, they recalled, that is already in the DNA of IAG and companies such as Iberia.