The effort, talent and commitment of our team over the last 25 years has made it possible for HISPASAT Group to become a key player in the new era of communication. Our current and future commitment lies in continuing to promote aspects that are relevant for people. We hope to maintain a workplace in which we can develop our capacities, and in which we can all contribute to reaching the common goal of being the best in our sector.
HISPASAT keeps an updated CV database. Each CV is entered into the database, organised based on qualification and experience characteristics, and is identified by a series of initials. The first phase of the process, a CV-based selection, is therefore anonymous. HISPASAT thus ensures gender confidentiality in the most decisive phase of the selection process.
In 2015 HISPASAT signed an agreement in which it committed to providing space capacity and terminals to restore communications in natural disasters or emergencies. It thereby assists in the rescue and reconstruction tasks carried out by the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the United Nations agency in charge of coordinating humanitarian aid.
The agreement, which was prepared by the ESOA (EMEA Satellite Operators Association) and GVF (Global VSAT Forum), guarantees that HISPASAT and the other participating operators will provide full operating capacity through their satellite networks, based on their availability, to reception points. The solution also includes ground equipment and reception terminals.
Moreover, operators will offer the necessary training to first response coordinators in order to enable them to successfully apply the communications solutions.
Satellite communications provide solutions that are unaffected by natural disasters and are completely independent from terrestrial infrastructures, meaning that in some humanitarian crises they are the only viable option to restore communications. In 2005, the HISPASAT Group collaborated with the United States by providing emergency communications in New Orleans via its Amazonas 1 satellite after the catastrophe caused by Hurricane Katrina.
In 2015 HISPASAT collaborated with Estudiantes Foundation and 2nd EstuCamp, a bilingual training camp for young wheelchair basketball players, with the aim of perfecting both the players’ sports skills and their English, and helping them to overcome barriers and live a full and independent life.
HISPASAT sponsored all 40 scholarships to attend the camp, as well as a portion of the camp’s management and organizational costs. The Spanish operator sees a number of points in common with the camp’s core principles, both in terms of its own business activities, an important part of which is sports broadcasting, as well as the values of honesty, commitment and teamwork, which are inherent to sports. Moreover, HISPASAT believes that the social inclusion and training efforts carried out by Estucamp are critical.Agreement with the Teatro Real
In support of spreading the work of Spain’s cultural institutions, HISPASAT signed a collaboration agreement with the Teatro Real in 2015 to provide space capacity to the live satellite broadcast of a maximum of ten performances per year. The agreement will also allow these performances to be shown in theatres around the world thanks to satellite broadcasting.
This year, HISPASAT continued to collaborate with UNICEF Spain’s “Multiplica por la Infancia” (Multiply for the Children) Project and Gavi’s “Business Alliance for Child Vaccination”.
It also collaborated with Acnur by making a donation to the “Emergency Mediterráneo/Syria” programm; and with a charity run, organised by Fundación Créate were donated to encourage entrepreneurship in Spain’s education centres.