At Societe Generale, we put our Citizen Commitment into practice through the initiatives of the Societe Generale Corporate Foundation for Solidarity and the involvement of both our retired and current employees. We strive to demonstrate each commitment through practical actions undertaken in partnership with charitable organisations working at local, national and international levels.
Highlight on our partnership with the charity Emmaüs Défi
The Emmaüs Défi association, founded in 2007 and located in Paris, uses economic activity, with adapted contracts and intensive support, to fight poverty and marginalisation among those excluded from the job market. Emmaüs Défi has been one of the Societe Generale Corporate Foundation's major partners since 2011.
Societe Generale strengthens its commitment to assist young people entering the job market
Societe Generale is combining its civic and patronage commitments to promote the integration of young people through sport and cultural activities.
We have been part of something bigger
Outstanding commitment was on display at the Citizen Commitment Games, held on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of Societe Generale. Twenty thousand employees and 900 teams from around the world took up the challenge, raising €907,738 for the Group’s charitable partner organisations. The grand final, played at the National Rugby Centre in Marcoussis on 14 June 2014, brought together 2,000 employees from 30 countries.
Our Group encourages and promotes citizen commitment from all its employees. To share the solidarity-based initiatives undertaken through our Foundation, a dedicated website has been created. It describes all the opportunities for our employees to make personal commitments, in France or abroad.
The Societe Generale Corporate Foundation for Solidarity
Since 2006, the Foundation has supported professional integration by helping young people into employment and by tackling illiteracy. It supported 102 projects by non-profit organisations in 2014, bringing the total number of projects backed since its creation to 756. In 2015, it is widening its scope to include education and inclusion. For two years, the Foundation is choosing to extend its fields of intervention to support for charitable projects using sport or cultural activities to promote the education and/or inclusion of people facing difficulties.
Some subsidiaries have also created their own foundations
Talents & Partage: encouraging our employees' initiatives
With the French association Talents & Partage, not only our employees, but also their partners and children and retired employees can become involved in solidarity-based projects or find support for projects they are involved in, worldwide.
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Skills-based sponsorship to support charities
For one day, Pro Bono Days enable our employees to use their skills for the benefit of a charitable organisation, boosting the professionalism of its actions. Working as part of a team, the employee-volunteers provide professional support in a convivial, participative atmosphere. That's what team spirit is all about!